Sudden Denouement Publishing Releases Composition of a Woman By Christine E. Ray

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Sudden Denouement Publishing is proud to announce the release of Christine E. Ray’s book Composition of a Woman.

“Poet Christine Ray’s first printed collection of poetry, Composition of a Woman (Sudden Denouement Press, 2018) is a striking, fearless foray into the psyche of womanhood, both highly relatable and intensely personal for female readers and achingly candid and fascinating for male.”
Candice Louisa Daquin, Pinch the Lock

Composition of a Woman is now available at Amazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon Australia, Amazon Europe (, and,) as well as other major retailers.  Signed copies are available in the Sudden Denouement Etsy Store

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Stay in touch

One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside. ― John Lennon Remember how we always say this to people who are leaving, moving away, getting a farewell, changing jobs etc. We ask them not to be a stranger and to stay in touch with us. I have always wondered why shouldn't we do the same … Continue reading Stay in touch


Megha's World

Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
–Seneca the Younger


We are descended from the divine

born with that ambrosial touch

floating on the angelic wings and the 

defined with that seraphic glow

as we descend to this earth

rolling in muck and dirt

smeared and stained by the

seven deadly sins

we wished 

to steer clear

all those doubts and reassurance 

are falling on the deaf ears and 

muted soul

a  squelched soul trying to be free;

We are blind spectators 

to the human atrocities

and lay our souls bare to 

the lingering ghouls

they say ‘A fruits never falls 

far from the tree”

and we fervently

risk our whole life

proving our 

shimmering pedigree.

Photo by Kasper Rasmussen on Unsplash

This post is in response to the daily prompt Pedigree

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Excerpt from Composition of a Woman: Raven – Christine Ray

Come read this powerful piece from Christine at Sudden Denouement

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It starts as tightness
across bare shoulder blades
becomes an itch
I can’t quite reach
stretch my spine sinuous
vertebrae by vertebrae
long for a shot of whiskey
or three
liquid gold disinhibition I can blame
for the reckless choice
I am about to make
I finally let go
tightly coiled control
gasp with relief
as I finally unleash the darkness
onyx feathers rip
sharp and true through the flesh of my back
talons shoot from fingertips
bones burned hollow
by demon fire dwelling in my belly
exquisite pain of rebirth
brings me briefly to my knees
I arise something new
wipe the blood from my mouth
spread fledgling wings
and with the lift of the north wind
I claim the night sky

Composition of a Woman will be released by Sudden Denouement Publishing on Tuesday, July 31st.  It will be available on, Amazon Canada…

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Old habits

Megha's World

I got too close to you
I was drawn towards you
like a moth to a flame
My fingers were itching to touch
to feel your shiny existence
I got too close to you
close enough to feel the warmth
of your
simmering soul
but then
instead of feeling the cozy
all over my body
I got blisters and
a suppurating skin
a sore heart
a welt soul
I got too close to you
and I got burned
Maybe I should have
listened to my mother
who was always worried about
me playing with fire.

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

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Poetry published in the Vita Brevis Magazine- Impressions

How do you feel when the poetry magazine which you have been in awe of since the day of their inception and have spent countless hours reading their poems and admiring the talent of the writers published on their site has agreed to publish your poem? I fell elated and top of the world since … Continue reading Poetry published in the Vita Brevis Magazine- Impressions

We are Still Recruiting New Baristas for the Go Dog Go Cafe

Interested in being a Barista..head to GodogGo cafe and find out how.

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It is the mission of Go Dog Go Café to provide a warm, inviting and inspiring gathering space for building a healthy and supportive writing community.  We are also committed to providing the Go Dog Go Community with a mix of special features that explore the writing life and exciting original writing from a diverse group of talented writers.  To keep things fresh here at the GDG Cafe, we are currently recruiting new Baristas.

Barista Expectations:

  • Submission of two to three pieces (poetry, prose, writing prompt or short fiction) of original writing a month
  • Commitment to actively participate in the Go Dog Go Community by visiting often, reading and commenting on posts and showing support for patrons and Baristas
  • Follow Go Dog Go on other social media platforms that you use (such as Facebook and Twitter) and spread the word about the cool things going on here.

How to Let Us…

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge July 24, 2018

Head to GoDogGo cafe to challenge yourself with the Tuesday prompt

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Writing Prompt TuesdayDeveraux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

We are always looking for cool, quick writing prompts.  If you have a great idea for a future Tuesday prompt challenge, send it to Beth Amanda at

Today’s prompt is to use these 3 words, in this order…

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Three poems published in The Quiet Letter-“Ruins”,”Colloquy” and “Nakedness”

So happy and excited to share with you that my three poems got published in the July edition of The Quiet Letter. The Quiet Letter is a platform dedicated to contemporary literature with a focus on global/local voices. It issues digital magazine (Webzines) and publishes fiction, features, non-fiction, poetry. Please read my three poems here. Happy … Continue reading Three poems published in The Quiet Letter-“Ruins”,”Colloquy” and “Nakedness”

Calling all Creative Minds/Poets/Artists to a poetic collaboration – “Once more”

So happy to be part of this wonderful collaboration hosted by Neha at Forgottenmeadows.Come read the wonderful contribution by amazing writers.


poetry and image copyright neha 2018

Hello Everyone,

As we wrap up spring and head towards summer, I thought I would do another collaboration. We all have times when we wish for one more moment, one more second, one more song, just once more and this collaboration is on that theme. If you haven’t participated in any of my previous collaborations before, you can see an example via this link. Everyone is welcome to participate and I will add your contribution in the order they are posted. You can post your piece in the comment, please ensure to post the actual text not just a link in order to be considered. You can post multiple times. Hateful language will not be tolerated and will be promptly removed if posted. The collaboration will be open until 10 pm MST June 30, 2018. As usual, I will start it off, and…

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Promote Yourself Monday- July 23, 2018

Head to GodogGo cafe and share a link to your most precious post amongst thousands of readers.

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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I Die in the Water – Jasper Kerkau

This spoke to me at so many levels. Beautiful writing of Jasper Kerkau.

The Writings of Jasper Kerkau


I died again. In the waters as usual. It is always the water. Somehow it all makes sense. It is always the minor things. The minutia that pulls me under. The little, wet idiosyncrasies, stuffed words, distant miscommunication. I die over and over again. Each time, I emerge from the waters, gasping for air. Shedding my wet skin, warming myself by imaginary fires. There is always a new life, new thoughts springing forth from moist soil. But, the disappointment is daunting. The little, sad failures leave me paralyzed in bed, stomaching churning, limbs seized. I stand in the grocery store, gazing at nothing, avoiding mediocre conversations with a neighbor about apple trees. There is a scream boiling up inside me. A smile creeps across my face and I nod, backing away slowly. There is nothing I understand about their world. My days are secret disasters giving birth to revelations, new…

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Come read this beautiful poem from our dear Reluctant poet Chuck about the scars we get in our lives and the lessons we learn from them.

The Reluctant Poet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You’d Know I Was A Liar,
If I Tried To Tell You That Life
Has Been Smooth Sailing
With No Storms Or Dangers,
Even A Fool Knows
That’s Not True  

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I Knew My Lesson-Megha Sood

So happy and excited to be published on Sudden Denouement as part of the raring collaboration. Come read the beautiful pieces churned out by the talented voices of SD

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I knew my lesson
when your touch left the scar
again and again on
my suppurating skin
and you remain unscathed
and free

I knew my lesson
when crying under the
covers and
keeping those lips pursed
made no difference to your
ignorant smirk and
your bouts of glee

I knew my lesson
when I tried to please you
and kept crushing my own
losing the tourniquet to
set myself-free

I knew my lesson
when I had to choose between
the dream
and the rancid choices
you gallantly offered me 

I knew my lesson
when in the relationship
I ended my self
trying to ignite the love in “we”

I’m an avid reader who loves to sing, an ardent lover of poetry and sometimes can scribble few lines too. Loves to dance in the rain, have an undying love for nature, can watch the beautiful sunset for hours. I have worked…

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Listen closely

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  ---Aristotle As I grow old or rather mature with each passing year I strongly feel that all the incidents, big or small, happening in the world around us changes us a little bit. We keep changing from the person we were born as. Every little joy, happiness, anger, frustration, … Continue reading Listen closely