Week Two: An Unquiet Mind Writing Prompt Challenge

This November Brave and Reckless, Go Dog Go Café, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen are teaming up to host An Unquiet Mind Writing Prompt Challenge. At the beginning of each week, we will provide daily writing prompts inspired by titles of memoirs and novels that explore life with mental illness. We will also provide the Goodread links for the…

Week One: An Unquiet Mind Writing Prompt Challenge

This November Brave and Reckless, Go Dog Go Café, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen are teaming up to host An Unquiet Mind Writing Prompt Challenge. At the beginning of each week, we will provide daily writing prompts inspired by titles of memoirs and novels that explore life with mental illness. We will also provide the Goodread links for the…

Announcing November’s An Unquiet Mind Prompt Challenge

For November, Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen will be teaming up with Brave and Reckless and others for a writing prompt challenge.  We will be using the titles of memoirs and novels that explore life with mental illness as daily writing prompts. To honor our own mental health and self-care needs, we will be posting the…

DEADLINE EXTENDED for ‘Dear Juliet’

Christine is collecting pieces of poetry and prose for a new writing series she is calling ‘Dear Juliet.’ The idea is to put a modern and feminist spin on letters to whichever female character from Shakespeare you’d like. If you are interested in participating, email your submissions and a brief biography to Christine at her.red.pen.wordsmithing@gmail.com with ‘Dear…

I am the Woman – Claire, from CK words and thoughts

I am the Woman your Mother warned you about my challenging energy supposed to be subdued instead of living my life just winging it defying rules and authority more alive and kicking than she ever even permitted herself be good now and suck it up don’t show your feelings better yet don’t feel what you…

watch me.

Originally posted on RamJet Poetry:
I don’t care what you are I no longer care what you need I sicken of watching you watch Me. your breath stinks of prison rations. I’ll find turbulent times and flow.  conjugal visits form crust on memory of your albatross.  it’s heavy, the lifting up.  a crime, concomitant with…

I Am the Woman – Aurora Phoenix

I am the woman your mother warned you about (let’s face it she was envious) I have long since lost my place that musty corner to which I was relegated where nice girls sit quietly legs crossed and demure. (what point is there in that?) I turn heads with my stride I watch the eyes…

I Am the Woman – Erin L. King

I am the woman Your mother warned you about. You have a missing piece, he said And he was right: That piece was tolerance For racist grandmothers And gross jokes Told over tables of restraint. That piece That didn’t think a six-year-old Should be a misogynist. That piece Crying angry tears When she showed up…

I Am the Woman – Dom Mitchell

I’m the woman you’re mother warned you about The one people wince at what may come out of my mouth I say what I want even at your grandmothers house I might even slouch on her couch Peep my reflection and take a selfie with my tongue out Yea that’s me. The one she told…