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How Much Farther

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This was written for today’s FOWC With Fandango or Fandango’s One Word Challenge. Today’s word is “MAP”. 

My dad and I were traveling from Montreal to Los Angeles and I was the map reader. This was many years ago. When I think back now about it I have to laugh. Dad would ask how much farther to the next city and I’d look at the map and instead of answering him with the number of miles to go I would show him with my thumb and index finger and say about this far.

 

 

Twins

This week the topic is Two of Anything.

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My Twin Boys

 

To see my twins growing up please click here. 

The Eagle Haiku

stone eagle

Watching for his meal

He sits high upon his perch

Ready to take flight

 

This majestic bird

Has a wingspan of eight feet

Powerfully fast

 

Lives up to twenty

A natural carnivore

Can easily swim

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

This haiku was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #56.

Snowflake Haiku

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The life of a snowflake was written for December 2019 Writing Prompts.

 

Gently falling down

Melting as they hit the ground

A snowflake no more

 

Whipping all around

Gathering on the ground

Cold Blanket surrounds

 

Playing in the snow

Catch a snowflake on your tongue

Tingling as it goes

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

This is in response to Fandango’s FOWC Challenge: RAPID

 

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Tylenol

 

 

Oasis Haiku

Written for Word of the Day: Oasis

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Image by Peter Fischer from Pixabay 

 

Parched  from the dessert

Wandering, … sun beating down

Oasis, best water

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Anticipation Haiku Style

 

Waiting for that day

In anticipation of

Starting a new life

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Written for Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge.

 

 

 

 

Misery 6 Word Story Prompt

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

 

Lost and alone in his misery.

 

This was written for Saturday Six Word Story.

 

Meg and Ian Flash Fiction

Flash Nov 21

 

Meg, in a daze, was reminiscing about the first time Ian said, “I love you,” She got butterflies, felt intoxicated, and for the first time in her life without a doubt knew he was the one.

Not being able to sleep Meg got up, put on coffee, and ran a hot bath for herself. In ten hours, her life was about to change. Passionate love filled her heart.

Getting dressed, Meg heard her father’s voice and then a light tap at the door. “Come on Hun, I need to get you to the church on time. Are you ready?”

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This was written for November 21st’s Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch.  In 99 words (no more, no less), write a romance.

 

 

The Swimming Pig

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photo by Jakob Owens via Unsplash

Piggly Wiggly learned how to swim

He worked out every day at the gym

Until one day when he broke a limb

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This silly little poem was written for Three Line Tales, prompt from Sonya.