Writing Prompt: Carrot Cake

(99-words on Distraction)

I’ve got to concentrate more than I have been.  This paper is due tomorrow and no amount of Red Bull will substitute for the inspiration I will need to pull my grade up to pass the semester.  I am out of dead grandmothers too, so this time I am on my own.

Ding.  Messenger.   Tonight just isn’t happening.  I wish I could but, you know, the paper tomorrow.  It’s going to be rough already .  There’s also that large piece of cake in the fridge that’s been calling my name.  All. Day. Long.

Coffee.  I need Coffee.

And cake.  Yes, cake too.

Writing Prompt: Talisman

Talisman

Can you  protect or guide

A sacred envelope

Against the dark?

Holy water

Magic branch,

Are you what I am–

Intensely human

in your

Otherness?