Prompts for the Promptless: The Alter Ego

for the promptless


Shadow Maggie
Shadow Maggie

– – –

I am Maggie when Maggie is me.

In fictional times, I depend on she

Stepping into the breach

To give me what I need.

It’s her job, her reason for being. Indeed.

– – –

She’s endured my loves and absorbed my losses

Suffered my marriages and two divorces.

Born a shadow I’ve brought her to life

Not once or twice but

Many times thrice.

– – –

I love her and she loves me too.

Though her version of love’s a

Tres cynical view.

Maggie, my Maggie stay faithful, be true.

Without you I’m faded

Without me —  oops — no you!

– – –


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

11 thoughts on “Prompts for the Promptless: The Alter Ego”

    1. I’ve had Maggie as my fictional alter ego since I was … gee … in grade school. She has become a real person, my me-not-me. I think she earned a bit of doggeral verse 🙂 Sometimes, I’m not sure which of us is writing what!


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