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Posts from the ‘creative writing’ Category

Broken Wing- Haiku

This was written in response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku challenge #279. Prompt words are Nurture & Nature.

 

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Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

I nurtured the bird

Until it could fly again

Then back to nature

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019
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Fallen Leaves

This silly poem was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #52.

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Skipping through the woods

Avoiding all the leaves they could

Not wanting to hurt any

and let me tell you … there were many

Stopping every now and then

To pick the pretty ones to defend

Carefully put them into a book

not wanting them to crook

Taking them all back to their mothers

Perhaps one would use them to recover

Recover what? you ask

Silly me, their facemasks

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Night

This was written for:

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille. Prompt for November 6, 2019, is “Halloween”.

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Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay 

 

Spookiness prevails

Goblins, ghosts, witches come out

Creepy yet tasty

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

Day of the Dead – Flash Fiction

Oct 31 ff

Hey Joe, Day of the Dead will soon be here, and I am looking forward to the festivities. It will be nice to see my loved ones that are left.

I’m not sure that I’ll recognize anyone, but I’ll go with you, it’ll be fun.

You know that they’ll have all our favorite dishes there, don’t you?

Ah yes, the aromas from the foods are quite appetizing. Only wish we could sample them.

Joe, how many people do you think will be here?

If you count all the live people in town and us dead ones, quite a few.

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This flash fiction, 99 words, was written for a challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

 

 

 

All Hallows Eve – Haiku

This was written for

#Haikai Challenge #110 (10/26/19): Halloween/Samhain #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay 

 

 

The ghosts of the dead

Return to walk amongst us

Graves are visited

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter is Approaching – Haiku

Frosty Leaves

 

The frost has arrived

Warmer weather has left us

Bundle up, stay warm

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

Cabbage Rose Flower

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Cabbage Rose

Delicate beauty

Colours blossom from within

Unique Cabbage Rose

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Flower of the Day Challenge

 

 

Smoke and Water Haiku

This haiku is for a weekly challenge over at Ronovan Writes.

Word prompt: Smoke&Water

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Smell of smoke lingered

Odorous for many weeks

Water depleted

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Highway 1

This poem was written for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.

Prompt Word: Coast

 

From San Francisco to San Diego

Highway driving in my Winnebago

Enjoy stopping along the way

Site seeing at every bay

The coast is where I want to be

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North or south, it doesn’t matter to me

 

From San Francisco to San Diego

Highway driving in my Winnebago

Enjoy stopping along the way

Site seeing at every bay

The coast is where I want to be

North or south, it doesn’t matter to me

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

Stained Glass – Haiku

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Brilliance of colours

Shine through stained glass reflecting

yellows, blues, and reds

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #47.