Daily Writing Prompt: Women Who Run With Wolves

The Daily Writing Prompt for 8/20 – Women Who Run With Wolves

Brave & Reckless

Throughout the month of August, I will be providing a daily writing prompt based on the title of a seminal feminist book. I am sure that not all of you define yourself as feminists, but I have very carefully chosen titles that I thought could be creatively inspiring to anyone.  You certainly don’t need to be a feminist to participate, nor does your response piece need to be written from a feminist perspective.  These are designed to inspire you to write a poem, prose piece, or a piece of flash fiction in 30 minutes or less.

The only rule is that you use the book title as your piece title OR integrate all the words in the title into your piece somehow

If you would like to have your piece considered for publication on Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar, email your prompt inspired pieces to me…

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Tuesday tunes

Pattimouse – Love songs

Pattimouse

So usually I choose one song. Which really works… But today I want something slightly different. Today I want to do a small group of songs. A playlist if you will. I am pansexual, and I have had relationships with both male and female. I don’t plan on putting the details up, and I don’t want to put the lyrics up for these. My opinion is going to be on the topic more than individual songs. The songs were chosen for this playlist purposely.

Too many of the so called lesbian love songs don’t sit right with me. To me a true love song should be good whether it is for a female or a male. These definitely have a female target, but it would work for either gender. Many, if sung by a different singer, would be made hetro.

I love that idea. The songs excite the heart in…

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Featured Post: Ain’t I a Woman? – Tamara Fricke

Tamara Fricke – A Woman and a Sister

Brave & Reckless

same skin and muscle
same strength and hunger
whole-souled and whetted wit
we are as constant as surging seas
more bountiful than fruited plains
filled with kinetic energy
and on the brink of eruption

Ain’t I a Woman?

having begged and cajoled
on bended knee, tongues lagging,
blurry-eyed, our pints
remain Sahara dry, and now
at the edge of starvation,
hallucinating from thirst
your flint and our tinder
set a stage for penitent fire

Ain’t I a Woman?

knowing a sister’s worth
lock-stepped together
our fire will rage so blistering
soot will render all ashen grey
and in final defiance,
refusing succor, we’ll whisper
at the grave, “ain’t you a woman?”


Tamara Fricke is the 2010 co-winner of the Gertrude Claytor Award of the Academy of American Poets and is previously published by The Lyon Review, Meat for Tea, Attack Bear Press Poetry Vending Machine, Whisper and the Roar, We…

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The Daily Song: The Regrettes/A Living Human Girl

At Brave And Reckless, a brave (and maybe a bit reckless?) song is shared.

Brave & Reckless

Thank you Olde Punk for introducing me to this gem!

A Living Human Girl

Bum, ba dum, ba dum, ba dum, bum ba dum
Bum, ba dum, ba dum, ba dum, bum ba dum

I’ve got pimples on my face
And grease in my hair
And prickly legs, go ahead and stare
An ass full of stretch marks and little boobs
A nice full belly that’s filled with food
Sometimes I’m pretty and sometimes I’m not
So let’s take a listen, hit me with your best shot

I don’t exercise and I don’t read books
So if you want to criticize me, go ahead, take a look
I’m not being bossy, I’m saying how I feel
And I’m not a bitch for stating what is real
Sometimes I’m girly and sometimes I’m not
So let’s take a listen, hit me with your best shot

I bleed once a month
And…

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Ain’t I A Woman? – Christine E. Ray

Christine Ray – Do not be deceived by outward appearances

Brave & Reckless

no lipstick
sits upon my dresser top
no long-handled brush
graces my hair
for 100 nightly strokes
bras
panties
nestle neatly
in the upper drawer
in practical cottons
not a bow
or piece of lace
to be found
faint lines around the eyes
silver threaded through
close-cropped hair
betray my age
but do not give away
my tempestuous heart
beating beneath
today’s ironic tee
or my siren soul
that sings
French torch songs
softly to myself
I know that you are
blinded by my
middle-age
tomboy appearance
but passion
longing
are still
a fathomless well
inside my breast

© 2019 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

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F Words

Christine Ray – weary

Brave & Reckless

fatigue hangs on me
like heavy ornaments
on a late February
Christmas tree
branches brittle and bare
needles dropping to floor
carpeted
in half-finished projects
incomplete thoughts
good–but soon forgotten– intentions
so much aromatic debris
carelessly spilling around my feet

© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

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Daily Writing Prompt: Ain’t I a Woman?

The Daily Writing Prompt for 8/19 – Ain’t I A Woman

Brave & Reckless

Throughout the month of August, I will be providing a daily writing prompt based on the title of a seminal feminist book. I am sure that not all of you define yourself as feminists, but I have very carefully chosen titles that I thought could be creatively inspiring to anyone.  You certainly don’t need to be a feminist to participate, nor does your response piece need to be written from a feminist perspective.  These are designed to inspire you to write a poem, prose piece, or a piece of flash fiction in 30 minutes or less.

The only rule is that you use the book title as your piece title OR integrate all the words in the title into your piece somehow

If you would like to have your piece considered for publication on Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar, email your prompt inspired pieces to me…

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