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It’s October 1st, so thought I’d start off this month (who am I kidding, this year as far as this blog goes!) by entering the Fall Writing Frenzy, using the above photo from among the many provided as inspiration. Thanks to Lydia Lukidis and Kaitlyn Sanchez for putting this together and all the fabulous authors, editors and agents who are donating prizes. Here goes!


By Maureen Egan    Image #1.   58 words/poem

Scribble, scribble, coil and quibble

Papers turn and cookies nibble.

Brew some tea—control the rage,

Goopy cookies soil the page.

Eye the fruit and pet the dog,

Pull the thread and free the clog.

Glimmer of an inkling thought,

Vaguest wisp of something sought.

Craft a story with nary a quibble?

Write for hours, toil and nibble.