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Posts from the ‘creative writing’ Category

Becoming A Butterfly

A 4 stanza haiku about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, and the purpose of the butterfly.

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Naked to the eye

Sitting in shame, defenseless


©Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for Susi Bocks for I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge.


What Happened Here?

A flash fiction story about a break-in.

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Early Morning Fog

Image by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay

Murkiness hanging

Steamy and almost cloud like

Camouflaging all

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for Word of the Day Challenge.

The Cemetery

Cemetery London Brompton Pixabay

One day we went to the cemetery

The flowers we ordered were not in the delivery

We had to settle on pure greenery

But the grave site looked a bit butchery

It was a real mystery

and I became quite jittery

Thinking there had been a grave robbery

Feeling quite quivery

Because I needed surgery

I was visiting Roberta and Michael had written a very funny poem with words than end in ery. Had to try one myself.


Image by SeaReedsfFrom Pixabay

There are broken hearts

All over the world today

Love once sweet vanished

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt.


I’m jumping for joy

We are the champions again

Let us all rejoice

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This is written for I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu

Zodiac Killer

San Francisco Police Department [Public domain]

Zodiac Killer had struck too many times

It was up to the detectives to solve these crimes

Endless nights of no sleep

Waiting for a clue if only a peep

This went on for many, many years

Bringing families’ no closure, just tears

©Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for Weekend Writing Prompt #106 Prompt: ZODIAC

The Tree Fort

A 99 word flash fiction using tree as the prompt.

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Grass On The Other-Side

A short story about a boy and his dad being impoverished then finding hope.

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