Robin Hawke


Long Nights
October 25, 2011, 2:41 PM
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I watched television until my eyelids drifted; I read until my chin bounced; I left every light, every bulb on. To stay awake.

Every morning, tired as I was, I did my thing. The grumps visited me but my veggie meals were wholesome, sustaining me through arguments with boss, mom, and the finale with my boyfriend. Clearly, I needed sleep.

Not sleeping, not waking, I manipulated my nightmare, superimposed a dream. The hamburger meat I craved, the thick buns, the juicy fat that fueled desire—I tweaked ingredients until the hamburger became a rancid sculpture. Withdrawal never tasted so bad.

100 Words for Grown Ups

The prompt this week is: …Vegetarian POV….Click to read entries.



The Autumn Leaves
October 18, 2011, 2:44 PM
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The imperturbable oaks answered the fitful wind and loosened a flurry of golden leaves. The young maple clutched one scarlet leaf, the leaf that budded the day of the cat and the quicker lizard. The smell of chimney smoke surrounded all. Branches shook; leaves drifted; trees remembered;  memories swirled aground.

100 Words for Grown Ups

The prompt this week is: …the autumn leaves….Click to read entries.