25 February: #SOCS The Bus Stop

AI Artwork in the style of Edward Gorey. Group of people waiting for the bus.

Give That Girl A Prize

… several people already waiting for the 11:10 bus into town. A husband and wife with two gaunt dogs on leads; several kids – why aren’t they in school, and two tall men tilting on their walking sticks. I must try to recreate those two using AI art. A teenage girI. I think she’s a girl. No, maybe not. No, it’s a girl. Good morning, I reply. She has tattooed stars on her chin. And three on her forehead. A witch maybe. It’s all the ley lines around here. Maybe they’re pentagrams. She’ll regret doing that when she’s 70. Could that be ink? Maybe it washes off. How do you remove ink from skin? Soap and water? Champagne removes red wine stains, but if I had champagne to hand, I’d not be drinking red wine. That’s for sure. Oh, girl, you’re going to be so sorry that you’re smoking that ciggie. One day you’ll want to quit, and it’s a beast to kick. Anyone who quits should be awarded a prize. A star. Tattooed on their chin… One star for every time they try to quit.

Written for Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness “prize”. AI Digital Artwork (in the style of Edward Gore) is created using Midjourney. Imagery and poems ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #socs #amwriting @midjourney @LindaGHill

9 responses to “25 February: #SOCS The Bus Stop”

  1. Enjoyable read Misky 🙂

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  2. I didn’t know champagne removed red wine stains 2 I feel the same when I see kids during a weekday not in school 3 I’m not a fan of tattoos at all 4 ciggies pollute our air 😉
    Visuals in this poem stunning

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    1. I don’t know about #1 either; never tried it. A waste of champagne imo 😂

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  3. streamilicious, M.

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