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Blog entries by tinacrabapple

I've been saying this to several people lately. "If it ain't broke don't try to fix it!" I feel like people around me are jittery and wanting to mess things up that are perfectly fine. In terms of my own surroundings, things are floating along peacefully and productively. It's hard to avoid stepping on a bees nest, but I'm trying my best to keep to my little world and let the stream flow by or better yet flow along on it on a canoe or something. There's got to be something right about...
The Red Lion A friend’s toddler pulls a toy around my kitchen island. Turning away, I look out the window into the anemic afternoon light. Shifting my gaze, to an amaryllis sittting on my table top, I admire how the sun brightens the vibrant green stalk. My white-faced hound flaps his ears and walks away from my feet as my sigh tiptoes behind him. The sagging snow covered branch stares-in at my chair mirroring my expression. Outside, the white latticed world seems to shakes...
Jesus, I'm just trying to write a new blog entry and I'm clicking all over the place. Bingo! i FOUND IT, but (capt- fuckers) I can't tell you how. I'm having a hard time- hahaha! Isn't that what blogs are for? The first line... the second line... who knows, but it's an anonymous place to dump your shit without having to go to a support group. Now enter the children, I have exactly 15 minutes until the husband enters the scene and I have to make dinner. Anyway, I am having a hard time...
I am so disgusted today by the circus of the Judiciary Committee Hearings regarding the allegations of Judge Kavenough sexually assaulting Dr. Ford. I know that this is an extremely complicated situation, but I wish the senate could have avoided these public hearings. Dr. Ford didn't want to testify and Judge Kavenough lamented that it couldn't be taken care of behind closed doors. The implications for these two by-standards and their families will follow them for years to come. How...

Red

Red, think of me as you drive all those miles back to your childhood. Think of me, sweetly. You will inhale the soar stench of modern realty on the NJ Turnpike. Please forget me then. When I cross down into the Hudson River Valley I will remember my old lover. A writer of past years, a damaged narcissist, but you are a musician. I haven't heard you play, but you know how to start a tap in my toe and a hum in my heart. Red, think of me sweetly as you drive, all those hours back to...
I have been home for 2 years and want to go back to work. I can't keep sitting in the house stress free. I have skills- I can work with the special ed children. I sometimes want to slam the computer keys out of frustration when I think about the idea of many women still having to sacrifice time in your career to have babies. I understand why many women are opting out of not to have children. It takes away from their career. They tell you, "You can have it all!" But its a lie. You...
The first few days in May, before the leaves sprout on the branches and the sun is hot, leave one feeling as if in a place of disequilibrium. One might feel great joy at the anticipation of seeing a field of emerald, but confusion at sitting in the shade of leafless tree branches. The shadow casted over one’s head is of a spindly frayed umbrella. It reminds one of the long winter and the continued wait for more days to come of more unpredictable weather. It leaves one sympathizing with...
Amidst all the hurricanes and protesting going on here in the US, I am glad to be around kids, as frustrating as they are. My kid came out to me before bed with a moose puppet and proceeded to pull a marble out of the puppet's nose and have the moose puppet eat the marble. Because I have the maturity level of a 7 year old, I found it ridiculous funny, but gave him a critique anyway on better delivery. He tried it again on my husband, who lacks any sense of humor about farts, boogers, or...
What the hell are these things? I know that they can be particularly bad around horses, but we don't have any near our house. We live in the woods in a deer sanctuary! Hahaha! They are brutal. They orbit your head and then try to bite. It's been raining a lot, so it feels like there are more. Dragonflies like to eat them, which is very exciting to see. I looked up spraying around the yard, but it isn't an effective method to reducing the population. I use Mosquito Bits for the...
I realize that this is one of those big ideas that 18 year olds think about and I probably have no business wasting peoples time writing about it- but as I am currently working in a job that leaves me with ample time to read and I guess think, so I started to think about this idea anyway. As I was driving to a class I am mandated to take by the state, I thought about the concept of beauty. We know that beauty is a fleeting thing; in faces, changes in the seasons, fashion, time wearing down...
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