Thursday, August 25, 2011


You can’t force it, she said.
I can, and I will, he replied.
It’s going to break, she said.
It did. It snapped. And he cried.
When will you learn, she asked?
Never, I guess, he lied.
In truth he’d learned it already.
It was her certainty of his failing he defied.

(From today's "Oneword")


  1. I came over here to gush and glee over your submission to the prompt-and-share today, and got an extra treat! You do have a way with words Sir.

  2. You certainly do have a way with words, Chris. Quality penning, my friend!

  3. Thanks Nina. Your prompts have been good exercise to get the pen flowing these days!

    Keep 'em coming! I can't say I'll be able to get in on all of them, but I'll follow my pen if it starts scratching.

  4. David - thanks for stoppin' by. I owe RS Bohn a kudos for introducing me to

    (one word + 60 seconds = go like mad)

  5. I'll maybe give it a look-see. Keep up the great writing, buddy!

  6. Chris I sent you an email at the email account that you have in your profile. I hope you still use that one. Have a peak when you get a chance.


  7. I really enjoyed reading this. You gave a powerful idea and image of a man and a woman in such a short amount of word space. Great job.

  8. Thank you Summer. Glad you stopped by with a comment!

  9. I think that was written to me. the wife

  10. This certainly was not directed towards my lovely wife... and on a completely different note, I have no idea how that got broken.