A Little Love from Nothing

So last week we gave you thirteen romantic words and then asked you not to write us a romantic poem. It can be challenging to make words we normally associate with certain emotions work the other way around for us. In the same spirit of opposites attract, here are thirteen more words.

They aren’t romantic, but we want romance from you. Take these words and make us feel the love.

Remember to share the prompt and that every poem linked up for the week will be considered for this issue of the magazine. Submissions are now open, so send in your best work!
1. apathy
2. animosity
3. indifference
4. disdain
5. hatred
6. merciless
7. cowardice
8. fear
9. disloyal
10. lie
11. fake
12. broken
13. misery

Where Would You Go? | Prompt

We just got our first snow of the season here and our skies are gray and overcast. It’s depressing weather. I’m not a fan of the cold.

So to combat that, let’s take this week’s prompt on a little vacation:

Write about a place you wish you could visit.

Any where. Any time.

Where would you go if you could go right now?

Have fun and link back to this post or leave your post in the comments. All prompt entries will be considered for this year’s magazine.

Four Books, Three Authors, One Winner

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Could the winner be you?

The editors here at The Reverie Journal teamed up for this exciting giveaway. With the holiday season upon us, there’s so much to be thankful. We’re trying to give back. Unfortunately, we can’t give away a book to every single person. Alas, a collective giveaway with a random drawing is the only real solution.

You can see all the books listed below, and let me tell you with all due bias that these women are incredibly talented and these are the must-reads of the season.

The giveaway ends on Friday so enter to win today!

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Share it with friends, and don’t forget to link up with this week’s prompt!

Headlining: The Vote Off

We were amazed to see how many different sorts of news stories brought inspiration for our poets – everything from the devastation of Ebola to the heartwarming tales of a mother in need.

What will our headline say tomorrow?

The only way to decide that is to read your fellow poets and vote, vote, vote!

Perched on the Edge of… by Cie

Dreaming of Darkness Retreating by David Ellis

Mother in Need by Kelly

I Turn My Head by Franz

Ebola Calling by Billygoat Gruff (in the comment section)



Burning Regret- Unfilled


Tamara brought us a fantastic prompt this week and here’s her take on it!

Remember, you have to link your entry up by tonight at midnight to be in the count for tomorrow’s voting!



Where would he be tonight?

Wearing the red satin bra,
Matching lipstick
No panties.

Social media stalking.
Target identified.

Pre-gaming with vodka
Chasin’ it with regret.
Tastes like fiery tears.

Stumble out into the world.
My girls on my side.
They give me the side-eye; they think I can’t see.

Blinded by lust,
Propped up on stool,
Knees spread for a moment.

Exposing my world
In hopes for a glimpse
Of him.

He’s my white rabbit,
wearing a snapback instead of a top hat.
Tick tock, tick tock

Time’s meaning eliminated by dark corners.

His fingers stroked the strings
making them cry out
then whimper in servitude.

Crushed against bar
Tender shakes her head.
Pours another.

She’s watched this Escher sketch play out.
Me, drinking Turkey laced dreams.
Me vulnerable and waiting.

The stairs connect and I drink in circles.

My ego had been devoured
by the beast raging
in the apex of my thighs.

Every night, I prepare for him
Find him.
Watch him.

But I never speak.

Link All the Words

I can’t wait to see what kind of inspiration you found in each other’s words this week. Was this difficult to do? Did you discover you really enjoyed working with a word you might not have normally chosen?

Let us see those links!

If you haven’t linked up already this week, you’ve got until midnight tonight (12pm EST) to link up your poem to be considered for this week’s community vote! You can leave your poem below in the comments or give us a pingback. Or both.

Thanks for joining in with us and let’s get linking, because the only way you can vote, is if you read! Take the time to visit a few of your fellow poets and check out their work.

The community favorite will be featured on Sunday and it will be considered an automatic submission for the Spring 2015 issue of The Reverie.