99-word story – Magick

Magic is all around us. Really, it’s everywhere.

Earth Magick inhabits the trees, the soil, the water, spreading through roots and into the very air we breathe. We feel its nip on frosty mornings, its fire in blazing sunsets, hear its call by babbling brooks.

Blood Magick resides in all the creatures of the realm, from lowliest to mightiest, pulsing with each heartbeat, coursing through veins and distended bloodways. Blood Magick is life, is vitality, the ruddy cheeks of health.

It’s the gentle blossoming of love itself.

So why did I have to go and mess with Shadow Magick?



Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/94186910

Haiku – Magic

Each stolen snowflake,
A sweet moment on the tongue
Lover’s farewell kiss


Ronovan blogged earlier this week about a new form of haiku and free verse, which he’s calling freku. He explains it like this:

By taking a standard poem … and then attempting to sum that poem up in the three lines of a Haiku, you have quite a challenge. It is almost like developing a proverb of an idea.

There is some more information here: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/new-form-of-haiku-poetry/

This is my attempt at this. The above haiku should be read in conjunction with the “magic” poem published earlier today – https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/magic/ . I’m fairly happy with both versions, in different ways. The poem allows more depth and narrative around the situation, and the haiku takes a snapshot of the central moment and crystallizes that.

Would love to hear any thoughts that you have on either or both poems 🙂


Photo: flickr.com/photos/reallyterriblephotographer/4839625065


Where Magic Lies (poem)

Eyes lock
Lean in
Second’s pause
Worlds spin

Flesh tingle
Hearts pound
Lips lock
Doubt downed

Heart’s plans
Come undone
There was two.
Now, one.



This is today’s contribution to OctPoWriMo – a challenge to write a poem a day during October. Today’s prompt was “magic”.

You can sign up here, at any time during the month, or just check out the prompts and tips if you prefer – http://www.octpowrimo.com/


Image by Morgan Dragonwillow