dVerse Poets – Prosery

Prosery is the prompt where we write prose based on some given lines of poetry. This can be flash-fiction or creative non-fiction, but it cannot exceed 144 words in total (not including the title) and must not be poetry (no versification, line breaks, metre, etc.). Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose up of up to or exactly 144 words, including the given line from the poem: Charles Simic’s following lines of poetry:

On this day without a date,
On a back street, dusky
”. I met her in our special place, behind the five and dime where Marie was a cashier. Exactly at five-thirty every day but Sunday, Marie would take her break and I would take mine from the gas station where I worked. On Sunday we might have a picnic in the park or take in a movie at the bijou. But nothing compared to the secret rendezvous every day. The back alley was quiet and we enjoyed a few minutes of privacy, always starting with a long, sweet embrace.



17 thoughts on “dVerse Poets – Prosery

    1. You’re welcome. You must have linked up at the same time I did because then you were in there twice and I had to take one out. Maybe I should have been more patient 🙂

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