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As My Mind Wanders

CCC #103

Beneath the rubble I could see bricks peeking through and my mind began to wander

Was there more underneath?

Perhaps an entire home was buried here

Who had lived here?

What had happened?

Perhaps it was an earthquake that rumbled years ago

Had the people survived?

Were their souls lingering here amongst the bricks buried beneath?

Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #103.

Summer to Autumn – Haiku

summer 2019 fall 2019

Transition begins

Equal light, equal darkness

Autumn equinox

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Written for

 

 

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, September 25th, 2019, autumn equinox.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 25

Fixing the Roof – #Saturday Mix – #Rhyme Time

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.

*Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words.

Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. batch
  2. catch
  3. hatch
  4. match
  5. patch
  6. thatch

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I had to thatch a patch

I hoped that it would match

So, I mixed up a batch of thatch

Before the chicken eggs would hatch

Remembering also to put in a window catch

Wordle #206 – A Bad Fall

Ineffable
Vale- the world, or mortal or earthly life
Summit
Boots
Ankle
Wet
Grey
Pain
Reflect
Walk
Pine Needles
Extend

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #206

Her boots were wet and had more than likely caused her to fall while walking down the summit. The pain was ineffable, and she was sure she had broken her ankle.

Laying on a bed of pine needles Laura looked up at the sky that was quickly turning grey. A storm was on the horizon.

Thinking she’d be left out here in the wild to die Laura tried to move. Slowly she made it a few feet closer to a tree she thought she would use to stand up. Extending her arm to the trunk of the tree and grabbing hold she dragged herself closer. With all her might she stood up.

Reflecting to her medical training she lightly tried to put a bit of weight on the injured ankle. Screaming out in pain she knew walking was not an option. Laura prayed that someone would find her before she died here in the vale.

Radio Stories

How the song Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill came about.

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London Fog – Haiku

Image from Google Hub Photo Frame

Engulfed, sight was dimmed

Heavy fog obfuscating

Chilly murkiness

———-

Thick like a pea soup

Squinting, difficult to see

Suspended droplets

© Susan Zutautas 2020

This haiku was written for a challenge over at Fandango’s called #FFFC.

Worst Storm of My Life

Can’t we just pull off somewhere, I said as I was clutching the grab handle strenuously thinking I was going to die tonight. How the hell can you see anything?

The rain was pounding down with a furry. Turbulent winds were slamming us as we tried to make it further down the highway.

All that could be heard on the radio was take cover and stay off the roads if possible.

We were losing ground trying to keep ahead of the hurricane.

Cars were pulling off to the shoulder, but we kept going until we made it home safely.

Written for this weeks flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about high winds. It can be on land, sea or in outer space. Who is facing the wind or protected from it? Go where the prompt leads!

Random

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Image by matreena from Pixabay 

Each week Denise over at Girlie On The Edge challenges us to write a six sentence story or poem.

six sentence stories

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORD:  RANDOM

I’ve not been writing very much as of late and my writer’s block is very bothersome. My six sentence story/acrostic poem seems a bit silly to me but I have to start somewhere right?

Right or wrong, you can sing it in a song

Any time of day or night, sing with delight

New lyrics are fun to write to a special song you like

D can sound like a major or often as a minor

Open your heart sing whether you’re happy or sad

Make someone’s day, make them smile today

Happy to Have Two – Six Sentence Story

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStoryover at Denise’s. This week’s prompt word is “Hunch”.

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Everything was ready, salads were made, veggies ready to cook, table set, and wine chilling. All that was left to do was barbeque the ribs and cook the veggies.

After going outside to start the grill I came back into the kitchen to season the ribs and to get my BBQ sauce and tools ready to go.

This was to be the first family meal since COVID started and I was looking forward to seeing everyone.

Halfway through cooking the ribs, the gas ran out. I had a hunch this was going to happen and so happy that I’d filled a second tank.

Excitement Builds – Haiku

The following was inspired by Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 182 #PhotoPrompt

 

black kitty

Image by Huda Nur from Pixabay

 

Awaiting Freyja

My heart full of love and joy

Beautiful kitten

© Susan Zutautas 2020