A few months ago we used the Story Forge Cards to come up with a story outline for Film Noir. Several of us in our writing group each looked at the same card layout and created individual stories. Three stories already been posted. Our group decided we should test out Story Forge to aid in writing poems. Below is the outcome. Take a look and let us know what you think. We continue to enjoy experimenting with Story Forge Cards. It is a good process to generate story or poem ideas.
A Web of Lies
The ring was not lost
He finally realized
Like pieces fit together in a puzzle,
His wife had strung a web of lies
The 3 Karat platinum diamond ring
Was pawned to pay her gambling debt.
Totally different version from her story
It was in the shop for a cleaning and reset
The past six months of the marriage
Had been very lonely for him.
He begged her to come home early;
She argued overtime was best for them.
What she did not account for
Was the circle of friends in his life.
The pawn shop attendant, his fraternity brother,
Immediately knew she was his wife.
Although the attendant was held into secrecy
By his company’s code of conduct rules.
He had experienced a similar hurt
And didn’t want his brother made into a fool.
The brothers maintained a bond
Since their time together serving in Germany.
We fight each other’s battles,
In the air, on land, and sea.
With clarity of her lies
He left the marriage; divorced his wife.
She sunk into a deep depression
And with no hope in sight, she took her life.