Here are the submissions from the first week of the Nonsense Thoughts Competition. Please vote and give feedback in the comments or email me your vote. ALSO – submit (or re-submit) for Round 2! Remember: winners will be published in the Nonsense Thoughts book.
1. Mary Robinson (Atlanta, USA)
2. R. Wade Wilshusen (Austin, USA)
Birds spit strings in six flavors
Smoke, time, tinges of brown on finger edges.
The cobweb foam ebbing after a first pint-sip, just plain spit, a mist sharpening now, just now.
Just now, dripping at half-speed house bpm: water.
Rivulets converging, tributary spilling, a bucket carried with lazy knees knocking.
The television is off; hear it not making noise. Three fans roaring, whispering, churning, telling inside jokes.
Just now, a descending squirrel rasped leaves:
An excuse to yell about baseball.
A splitter is the hardest pitch to hit.
Fastball arm action, deceptive motion, control the direction by applying pressure to different seams.
Try a sixty five mile-per-hour (an hour: excruciating, searing, ticking seconds gashing wind strokes, rapidly deteriorating stomach lining,
windsocks torn, angrily portending storms, staring, waiting, tearing skin and pressing fingernails into palms, ripping by, the seconds,
tenths of seconds sprinting odometer circles [and hour can be either good or bad and as you age, time becomes proportionately less significant. To a one-hour-old infant, an hour is 100% of your life.
When your’e thirty, an hour’s two sitcoms and a six-pack] just to leave a mark)
pitch starting off well above the strike zone and dropping, just now.
3. Mahima Bhatia (Delhi, India)
4. Amy Rosenberg (NYC, USA)
“Funky Goddess Woman” (collaboration with Sherri Rosen)
5. Sherri Rosen (NYC, USA)
“Funky Goddess Woman” (collaboration with Amy Rosenberg)
Funky Goddess Woman has a fierceness that cuts through the bullshit of excuses. She’s been around. She’s seen and heard it all.
She sees people around her that allow fear of failure to stop them from preceding ahead.
They want a guarantee that whatever idea, problem, creation they are working on will work, but
she knows there are no guarantees on anything.
Funky Goddess Woman says “don’t allow yourself to continuously be sidetracked, while all the time knowing what your problem is, and ultimately allowing fear of failure and fear of success to get in your way.”
She prods, she pushes, doesn’t hold back, and aims for the truth. She keeps
Injecting the medicine of truth into their heart until they wakeup and realize it’s no big deal to move ahead, actually it’s much easier and simpler than holding yourself back. Holding yourself back takes a great amount of energy and is a burden.
Funky Goddess Woman says “own your truth! Own what you are good at and don’t hold back!”
6. Francois Cachet (Johannesburg, South Africa)
7. Bethany Grace (Prague, Czech Republic)
“To shoot or not to shoot. That is the question.”
Please vote and give feedback in the comments or email me your vote. ALSO – submit (or re-submit) for Round 2! Remember: winners will be published in the Nonsense Thoughts book.