Friday, December 21, 2012

Flash 55 - I'm Alive, You're Alive

I'm Alive, You're Alive
I survived the world’s end;
I hope you did, too, my friend.
I wish you the happiest of holidays;
I hope for lights and hearts ablaze.
I think the coming year will be grand,
I hope my prediction will stand.
I want to be extremely right.
I hope you don’t find this ditty too trite.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Flash 55 - Train of Thought

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Train of Thought
i walked
not haphazardly
not aimlessly
but in a definite direction
unknowing of my destination
with a sense of purpose
a plodding pedestrian
upon a predestined path
to a place of possibilities
where i might discover
something new and exciting
breath-taking experiences
exhilarating beautiful sights
chance meetings
vibrant mysteries
just awaiting my
open soul

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Happy Saint Nicholas Day

Jolly Ole Elf by Vanessa V. Kilmer 20121206
gel pen on paper and "Paint"
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Flash 55 - Wanted: Dead or Alive?

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Wanted: Dead or Alive?
pounding blood
extravagant thoughts
tingling elbows

adding machine keys
greasy dish water
grungy underwear

bursting colored lights
thumping beats
sharp bright citrus

crusty gummed eyelids
dry tight throat
shingling skin cells

crystal blue skies
diamond cut sunshine
ruby red cheeks
sparks flying between
inquisitive minds
& questing lips


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Boobies and Beer, Spoon Fed

The Bathers - Renoir
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Quiet Vinnie and I went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art back on October 17, 2012. He knows what he likes and he likes what he knows.
 Painted Bronze - Jasper Johns
Can you see his reflection below, shaking his head, wondering what the hell I see in this painting?
Agnostic Symbol - Salvador Dali
Proof that there's truth in the adage...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Flash 55 - Tunnel

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its pressing in on me
my pantomime box
crushing me
like a trash
made of clear lucite
but as strong
as a 2am panic attack
that steals my breath away
and makes my skin crawl
with daddy long legs
and chiggers
to the naked eye
but neon and pulsing
in my mind’s eye
Catch up on my progress on Married to Death at
~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Windshield Wednesdays

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Some engineer thought it was a great idea to bring back NJ circles.
Not nostagia, ninconpooppery.
Windshield Wednesdays - pictures taken on my phone through my windshield on Wedensdays.

To keep up on the progress I'm making on my novel, Married to Death:
~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Friday, August 24, 2012

Flash 55 - Tease

Stephen Foster Lake at Mt. Pisgah State Park, Pennsylvania
July 29, 2012
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Excerpt from the opening scene of Married to Death:

The wind off the lake attacked Alena’s black hair, tangling the ends into a long rope down her back. One foot forward and she could sink into nothingness. Peace. No more troubles.

Exhaustion gripped her body. The lake tempted her. She inched closer to its promise of oblivion. Her toes hung in the air. 

[ To follow my progress as I finish my novel by my birthday, damn it, October 2nd, go to my website ]

To play this game, write a story in exactly 55 words.
~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Friday, August 03, 2012

Flash 55 - My Family Is Better Than Your Family

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my grandmother's family on my father's side

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my grandfather's family on my father's side

My Family Is Better Than Your Family

yeah, we know we’re super hot
which doesn’t mean that you are not
our dna has made us comely
handsome, strong, smart and lovely

look at those beauteous faces
with noses in all the right places
eyes deep set
hair dark brunette

you can’t beat our family stock
we understand when you look and gawk

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Rabbit, Rabbit - Harvest Some Smiles

Rabbit, Rabbit - Harvest Some Smiles by Vanessa V. Kilmer
august 1, 2012 - paper cutouts, android & corel paint shop pro x
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Did you do anything this summer that will keep you smiling through the Winter?

Swimming in the pool with my grandson will keep me warm on the long, dark days.

~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tweet Me a Tale

Tweet Me a Tale - monthly recap of my current twitter novel: Cats, Bats and All Things Black (search #TMaT on twitter at
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Cats, Bats and All Things Black

(18 Jul to 19 Jul 2012)

Shut off my alarms and slept late (6.30) So far, so good. The calm before the storm?

I throw off my blankets to leap into the morning. Instead, I step into a thick, black goo that changes my sunny disposition.

I scrub. I use solvents. It’s not coming off. It covers from the toes of both feet to my right thigh and my left buttocks.

Picture a dark vacuum sealed plastic package or one of those shiny latex fetish catsuits but with no zipper over the mouth hole.

I gasp for air & suck in evil, thick as crude oil. I try to go to my safe place but I have a hard time remembering where that is.

The attack lasts for 3 minutes. I know because I count off the seconds in my head to distract myself from the pain.

Meeting an angel should be pleasurable not painful. I guess Samael considers himself exceptional.

I forgot to pay the electric bill. That explains the lack of light; the dead alarm clock; the still ceiling fan.

~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Friday, July 06, 2012

Flash 55 - Questions

"Squid" by Vanessa V. Kilmer, May 27, 2012
zentangle ~ uni~ball VISION ELITE black on paper
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who you voodoo
pink orange & blue
what you doing
percolating & brewing
where you been
none of your biz gunga din
when you go away again
likely by the count of ten
why you do a deep sigh
something is in my little eye
how you just disappear
answer to that is quite unclear

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

The G-Man "Mr. Know-It-All" is our intrepid host.

Visit him and give him a tickle.

~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Rabbit, Rabbit - Independence

Rabbit, Rabbit - Independence by Vanessa V. Kilmer 
July 1, 2012 - Blue Sharpie on Tracing Paper
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Show your independence this July by being yourself.

~ Merry Meet and Blessed Be ~

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ode to the Girl in Red Shoes

I used to wear red pumps
      with a spring in my step
       a sass in my ass
       an attitude in my speech
       that lit up my eyes
             (where do you think the laugh lines come from?)

I wore the shit out of those red pumps
      foot stuck in mouth
      words over my lips
      before I could close them
      reflecting shocked looks
             (was it really so different from what you thought?)

I miss my red pumps
      walking in virgin snow
      speaking of truth
      sharing experiences
      envisioning the future
            (are they in the back of my closet?)

I loved those red pumps
      raised up at the heel
      lifted up in spirit
      bubbled up giggles
      stared up at the stars
            (is it possible they still fit?)

I remember that girl with the red pumps
      although I limp a bit now
      she lives in me still
      the bite of my words
      helping me see
(have I come too far from her?)

Writing prompt from Poets&Writers' E-newsletter

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Flash 55 - Strange but True

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Write a story in exactly 55 words.

The G-Man "Mr. Know-It-All" is our intrepid host.
Visit him and give him a tickle.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Over Easy Alphabet

zip in

Friday, February 10, 2012

Flash 55 - Say Wha?

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i bet you had no idea i drank myself into a fish bowl filled with oxblood marbles and knucklebones that overflowed onto the stiff and prickly artificial turf covering the floor of my heart from wall to wall so the sound of steel-toed work boots muffled your screams of ecstasy when my fingers fiddled you
Write a story in exactly 55 words.

The G-Man "Mr. Know-It-All" is our intrepid host.

Visit him and give him a tickle.

Monday, February 06, 2012

RSTUV - What Does that Word Mean to Me?

Running round
Sunlight or stardust
Twinkle, twirl, tango
Under the influence of