Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 20

I walked into a bar that I espied on the way. It was a little place tucked away in a corner. When I walked in, I realised it was one of these dingy places. Still, I’ve seen worse. I sat myself down on the bar stool. Before I could even order, a woman walked rightContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 20”

I want to put it behind me…

This is just a line invented by Laurie Wagner who runs Wild Writing. I took it instead of any of the lines from the poem. That happens. I found out when I’m not inspired by a line, I just am not. This piece is not just about me. Laurie’s Wild Writing is more about truthContinue reading “I want to put it behind me…”

We are learning…

The jump-off line is from New Day’s Lyric by Amanda Gorman.  We are learning the way of it, the way to move, the way to navigate through time.  We are learning to unravel, to delve into the inner workings, to know what was once unknowable.  We are learning to dissemble, to bide our time withContinue reading We are learning…

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 19

We landed on a farming community some distance from the Frontier, that looked large enough to have a vehicle seller. Only Jessica had been here before and she couldn’t tell us much except that it was a quiet place. We decided that made it safe enough for us to split up in two teams: me,Continue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 19”

We know this though we forget…

The jump-off line is from the poem Nothing Wants to Suffer by Danusha Lameris.  We know this though we forget. We know that abduction of children occur even in advanced developed countries. We know that there might not be a tomorrow but we feel confident that there will be one for us.  We know thisContinue reading “We know this though we forget…”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 18

When Guppy came in the gunnery deck, she looked like she had scrawled the words “I’m serious” on her forehead. And she looked like that all the way when she was helping out and did not speak one word to me. “Loosen up, kiddo, you need your concentration for the shots.” I told her. SheContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 18”

Why I’m here…

The jump-off line is just the title of the poem Why I’m Here by Jacqueline Berger. And the whole piece is just a response to the line.  Because of the year 1997, when Hong Kong passed back into the hands of China. A mother decided to take her daughter away before that happened.  Because myContinue reading “Why I’m here…”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 17

I moved forward down a buckled hallway listening intently for any sound. It was not far before the debris piled up was blocking most of the way. I could see the outline of a door ahead but it was buried under junk metal. I started clearing away all the debris so that we could openContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 17”

I was barefoot…

The line came from Forest Fires by Sarah Kay. Mostly I was talking about a fictional self but perhaps because of that, I quite like this piece.  I was barefoot, standing on rough ground. The ground is always rough when you stand barefoot.  I was barefoot, a wild child, running across rough ground, heedless ofContinue reading “I was barefoot…”

One day she looked out the window…

The jump-off line comes from In the Middle by Barbara Crooker. It’s the first piece of Wild Writing I had done in third person. And personally I quite like it. Also, my norm for fiction is to write in third person. I mean, I can write in first person as well but my go-to isContinue reading “One day she looked out the window…”