Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge


Had a go – a point in life in 10 objects:

Laboratory Store – First Day 1970

British Thornton slide-rule – still have!

White laboratory coats – two

Safety glasses – non-prescription days

Lab book – keep neat okay!

Pen and ruler – just like school

Barrier cream – wished I’d used it more

Gloves – thin to thick all kinds

Hand-held calculator, laptop, not invented yet


His & Hers: Raw Lines #8 – Not hearing…


You’re not hearing what I say, you don’t understand I’m way ahead of you, my feelings are the deepest, I’m uncomfortable being without you, uncomfortable with us just being here. There’s more to us than just what you want, what I want matters too. There has to be a way ahead for us. What are we actually waiting for?


Please don’t make demands of me. You know my feelings about that. I’m hearing you loud and clear. Maybe you need to keep a firmer grip on your feelings.


I’m not holding back my feelings, how can I they are real. If you can keep a grip on yours then perhaps they’re not so real. I’ve said all I have to say, it’s up to you now.


Please can you try and understand what I’m asking for right now is a little reassurance. Don’t attack me when what I need most is for you to show me that you care.

His & Hers – raw lines extracted at random from ‘Believing Sight Unseen’  a file of a man and woman’s words.

EDC Shorts: six words – lines – ‘poetry’ #116

More Than?

We’ve lost the plot

Spent so long here

Lost track of where been

Who wrote what and when

Ever nudging squeezing

Seeing who’ll give in

Who’ll break first

Who cares most

And on and on

Why do we do this

All so scary

the risks we take

For no good reason

We need to speak

To hear to see

To know if friends

Or more than?


This poem has also been posted at the Go Dog Go Cafe https://godoggocafe.com/2018/03/09/more-than-eric-edc-writing/

His & Hers: Raw Lines #7 – Part of it…

Part of it…


Yet another weekend, you’ll look good, so desirable on a night or two out with friends, maybe a date, maybe someone regular. I’m not naive, you’re a sensual woman – you have your needs and more ways than most to sate them. I just don’t get, given all you’ve said you feel, why not with me? I’m struggling to comprehend what we are all about, with not really knowing what you want from me? Why are you doing this, why can’t you open up and let me in, let me see who you really are?


I’m going out but there won’t be any dates with men or women, just me having fun with my friends. Yes, I’m highly sexed and can get a quickie any time I like but I don’t want that any more – can’t you see that. You’re going on like I’m sleeping with everyone apart from you!


I’m not going on as though you are sleeping around, if I thought that I wouldn’t be here. I’m just saying that we are not exclusive to each other, how could we be, we’ve never met. You are obviously free to live your life as you like – I’d just like to know when I’ll be a part of it?


You are a part of it and that’s what I’ m saying – there is no one else. I’m enjoying getting to know you, I’ve no hidden agenda, I just want this to continue as well as it is and see how it goes, that’s it, it’s for all the right reasons you know.


If only I knew what to say, had words left to give what you seem to need – more and more of them from me? I want to share my thoughts with you but nothing more will come. I’ve revealed more to you than anyone, you know the man I am. Do you really need more of this or the real possibility of us?


I don’t need the possibility of us, I need the real us. I always have and always will. Have I ever given you reason to doubt this? I’ve loved getting to know you and still do. I thought you knew our feelings were mutual?

His & Hers – raw lines extracted at random from ‘Believing Sight Unseen’  a file of a man and woman’s words written as they came, from where, your guess as good as mine.

His & Hers: Raw Lines #6 – No like all men…

No like all men…


I look but cannot see, I listen but cannot hear, I feel but sense nothing in return, my demons tell me you’re not real, how else can I explain your lack of sensitivity, your indifference, your avoidance of me. There is no pressure, no expectation from me save that you live up to who you say you are. We both know I’ve been taken for a fool, stupidly falling for a sham. At least I know I’ve been honest throughout which it seems you’ve not. You’ve taught me a lesson – I’ll not give my heart again to anyone unseen.


I find it really insulting that you’re basically saying I’m a fake. Who do you think you are to turn it like this because you don’t get your own way? I thought for once I’d met someone who was fucking nice, but no like all men, you tantrum when I don’t do as you say. I’m so gutted that you’ve done this to me. You’ve made me feel worthless. I hope it was worth it.

His & Hers – raw lines extracted at random from ‘Believing Sight Unseen’  a file of a man and woman’s words written as they came, from where, your guess as good as mine.