Haiku – The River

#1
Hold onto what’s true.
Staring long at the river
Won’t wear down the rocks

#2
Wear down opponents
Return their gaze with a stare
Dam up truth’s river

#3
Wear the badge of truth
Hold fast against the river
Even as they stare

 

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Written for: http://thesecretkeeper.net/2016/02/08/weekly-writing-prompt-23/
using the prompts stare – river – hold – true – wear

Haiku – Gentle Wanderings

#1
Formless mind games tease;
Gentle paths to wander down,
Leading to the maze.

#2
Gentle summer games
Formed by wandering lost paths,
Teasing tales from time

#3
Gentle, formless breeze
Wandering, gaming, hiding,
Teasing through the air

 

These were written for secret keeper’s weekly set of prompts – gentle wander tease game form. As ever, my own take on this is to use these in a haiku… or three 🙂

Check out the other entries here: http://thesecretkeeper.net/2015/12/07/weekly-writing-prompt-14/

 

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Inside My Memory Palace (poem)

A different type of writing prompt here – http://thesecretkeeper.net/2015/09/14/weekly-writing-prompt-2/ .
Write any type of poem including the following 5 words: inside – memory – problem – grand – loft

Inside my memory palace
There’s a problem locked away
In a dark and dusty loft
Where only mice now play

To grand egregious errors
The follies of our youth
Staying locked away
The long and hidden truth

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99-word story – The Woman on the Train

Staring absent-mindedly out of the train window, Jasmine sighs with all of her body. Arms crossed loosely, her fingers tap out an occasional beat upon her smooth arms, before brushing a mousy brown hair away from her face. A wry smile flickers, and is bitten away. She pulls her i-phone from her bag, fingers sliding deftly over the screen, looking up now and again. Another bite. Long exhale. Coming to a decision, she places the phone face down on the table, straightening the sweet disorder of her floral summer dress.

The stranger opposite smiled to himself.

He’d found her.

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