#436 — DEAD OR ALIVE

The Purple Collection: March to May

Featuring: “Twisted” Haiku, Purple Prose & One Liners

Ann James
Dead or Alive
Published in
3 min readMay 25, 2024

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The first bit of purple in our yard, a Johnny Jump Up blooming in March.

A Bimbo playground

for “two to five years of age”

Discrimination

Bimbo’s kids are 12 and 20

The lovely, precious hyacinths bloomed, then were pounded mercilessly by unrelenting northerly winds and heavy snow sweeping down from the majestic High Sierras until they lay like beaten and bruised purple honey suckles, trumpets blaring out their dying breath on the cold, cruel earth strewn with mulch and brown seed pods.

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Ann James
Dead or Alive

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.