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Spell Spun

The recipe called for three teaspoons of shimmer,

from unshed tears.

Half a fractured heart, cored and peeled.

A handful of sweat

scraped from the hollow of a good man’s throat,

and the promise of forever,

bottled and preserved in lies,

steeped for sixteen years,

and cracked open with a whisper of ice.


For Today’s Daily Prompt: Shimmer

I was genuinely struggling for a response to today’s daily prompt so I’m afraid you’ve got his nonsense.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


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. This so cool. Very well written 🙂

    All i could think off for shimmer was “shimmer magazine rejected my short story within two days.” 🙂

    • Ouch. Not heard of the magazine but I know the feeling of getting rejected by poetry/short story magazines. It always sucks. I don’t write for competitions or submissions that much anymore. I don’t think my stuff is really good enough to compete.

      • Yeah same here i dont submit to competitions but i am still putting it out there for magazines. I don’t care much for rejection (at least i pretend not too) cause i read somewhere that writing and selling are mutually exclusive. You write cause you love it, you sell if you get lucky. As an exercise in self esteem i like to think there are many awesome writers who never sold a piece 🙂

        • It also requires a certain level of commitment. Once I’ve finished Shadow Dawn I will submit it to agents, but in the meantime I’m better off focusing on writing that then splitting my focus on lots of little projects for magazines I think. Best of luck with your own submissions.

    • Thank you Beverly. I don’t pull as much fantasy into my poetry as I used to but I do enjoy pulling in the idea of spell work from time to time.

  2. So true for so many who have been there, done that. Yet I see no signs of hope for love as the ultimate Redeemer. If we fall down once, should we not pick ourselves up? Just wondering. Even then, the sentiments expressed are so powerful.

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