7 Nov: Quickly’s NovPAD Day 7

Alternate Universe

My sister sends me a panoramic photo of water, and I ask Is it cold there – because the shoreline is lily white, and the mountains are, too. And she says, it’s salt not ice. So I type, The mountains, that’s snow, right? And she doesn’t answer that one, so I ask where are you, and she sends another photo of the Morton Salt factory, which doesn’t answer my question, so I look at the meta info on her photo, and it says Great Salt Lakes, and I scratch my head, not that it itches, and I send another sms, why are you at the Great Salt Lakes, and she replies with a photo of a bison eating grass. I swear, my sister occupies a totally alternate universe.

There’s white in the water
And white falling on mountains
Brightening the shadows

These poems/prose are draft versions, written in participation of Miz Quickly’s prompts and Writers’ Digest (Poetic Asides) November poem-a-day challenge. The aim: to produce a chapbook for submission. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

12 responses to “7 Nov: Quickly’s NovPAD Day 7”

  1. Ha! I love this! I have people in my life who text that way, like they are two steps behind my conversation. 😉


    1. You just have to love the randomness of it all.

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  2. Sounds like my sister-in-law

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  3. Oooh! Oooh! I love this whole thing. And this: “scratch my head, not that it itches” – LOL!


  4. Sometimes communication is a lucky dip. 🙃


    1. So true. P. says she makes his head spin. LOL!

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  5. I think your sister is rather clever; must run in the family!

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    1. She’s more clever than me by miles. Really.


      1. Now that’s hard to believe! 💫


  6. Mountain picture is fabulous

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