NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Eight

So, a backwards story is the prompt for today. A little strange, but let’s see what we can do with it.

A Change In Season

That was when the thaw came.

Fingers blue and black against the ice,

blood can freeze if you get it cold enough,

still just enough life to shiver,

teeth like tic-tacs rattling in a box,

the pin pricks of goosebumps,

one cool breeze to lift tiny hairs,

a chill along the spine,

clothes in a pile on the sand

legs bare to the winter sun,

footsteps towards the waves.

The sea takes bites out of the cliff-face each night.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Fantastic, Carol. The teeth chattering like tic tacs in a box sent shivers down my spine…like fingernails down a chalkboard. I’ve had a life-long phobia of false teeth and that image seemed to press the same buttons… Ouch!
    xx Rowena

      • What a relief to meet another False teeth phobic. My husband thinks I’m crazy but it’s from being my grandmother’s teeth in a jar when I was young. Freaked me out. I remember this one awkward time when I was staying with them and their friend had had a stroke and her teeth floated. Lovely lady but I couldn’t cope and couldn’t say a word so I ended up taking my glasses off.

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