November 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses scraps. It can be scraps of dried flowers, paper, metal, fabric, food — any kind of scraps you can think of. Then write a story about those scraps and why they matter or what they make. Go where the prompt leads you.
Here is my take on the prompt.
Scraps of paper with just the right word; a snippet of a line; a phrase or two…she crafted poems like she crafted collages.
She chose her words like she chose the bits and pieces of paper and string to make up her vision for her art piece. Rearranging the lines to fit the rhythm, to fit the idea of the poem was as complex as arranging and rearranging the papers into the completed collage.
Did the poem express her inner thoughts? Had she put the words together to craft the poem that she originally envisioned? Did the poem succeed?
Nancy Brady, 2018
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