Spiders

English: A spider Français : Une araignée

On a dark and damp morning as I dotted away at the keyboard;
The rain pitter-pattered on the roof patiently waiting for lunch;
Until Sahara spied along the wall a spider feasting early;
Watching it snack on another spider gave me the shivers;
My office has an odor now, but is free of offending spiders.

nicknacks

Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. HERE’S MY CONTRIBUTION…

Each nicknack naps peacefully

While I type ’til twilight fades softly

When the clock chiming cloves the eve

The dancing doves delight in my fantasy

Shifting from the shadowed shelves to the floor

The pocket-sized peer in for a private telling

Of my latest lovers’ lore gone wrong

Offering only homage to each twist

That pushes and pulls apart the lovers

For them to face their fears alone,

To fight foe and fall in love again-

Learning to love the length of time

And as morning mist moves up to the house

My wee readers return to their resting place

—100 words—

FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…

Good vs. Evil

Mother Earth bestowed Magic to Man and Fae alike,

Each enlisting the Forces of Evil,

To wage a war for all the worlds’ Magic—

But Good Men banded together to banish the Evil.

—33 words: English Verse/Alliterative Poetry—

Classic Good vs. Evil–Short and Sweet

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Two

The editors of Trifecta are tired.  Hectic summer plans, last minute school shopping and prep for courses of our own have us drifting off in front of the computer.  Any millisecond we can shave off of our busy schedules could potentially improve the quality of our lives as well as the lives of those around us.  This weekend, we’re enlisting your help in shortening our considerably lengthy bedtime routines by giving us a children’s bedtime story in exactly 33 words.  It can be an old favorite reimagined or a work that is entirely your own.  We only ask that your story not leave our kids with visions of the boogie man dancing in their heads.  These tired bones thank you in advance.

Mustangs

Runaways (comics)

Runaways (comics) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

We are outcasts–

Runaways

Unloved

Thrown away

In the gutters

 

Running free

In all directions

O’er the city

Like wild horses

Roaming the wild west

 

We make our name

Fierce and strong

–Surviving

Hiding the truth

The vulnerability

 

While dark shadows

Berate and belittle

Chipping away

At our pride

Until we are nothing

 

Fading

Into the shadows

No longer seen

Or heard–

Alone

 

Waiting and suffering

In the streets

In silence

Tears of rain

Hide our suffering

 

Until a mustang

Cries out in pain

We band together

An unstoppable force

–A family

 

Never truly alone

Unlikely help comes

When needed

 

—100 words—

Here’s my entry for Trifecta: Week Eighty-Eight (band) mixed with 100 Word Challenge (wild horse).

 

 

Serena

All is lost

In this darkest of night

Shattered dreams

Death

Silver Crystal

Send forth all

To be reborn

No memory of this violence

Moonbeams

Shine on my love

Only peace

Only Serenity

—–33 words—–

Okay, so the Trifextra challenge is asking us to tell the back story of a super hero this weekend. With Sailor Moon and her Sailor Scouts making a comeback to anime this summer I couldn’t resist telling of Queen Serenity sacrifice to send her daughter (also named Serenity) and the other Sailor Scouts to the future when the moon kingdom was distorted, thus leading to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts. The original  anime series spans 200 episodes, and is one of the longest-running magical girl anime series. So Awesome!

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Six

This weekend we’re having some fun with the prompt, some super-powered fun, that is. We’re asking you to write the origin story to the superhero of your choice in exactly 33 words.

This weekend’s challenge is community judged.
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The Sailor Senshi as seen in the anime. Top ro...

The Sailor Senshi as seen in the anime. Top row: Sailors Saturn, Mars, and Pluto. Second row: Sailor Jupiter, Super Sailor Moon, and Sailor Neptune. Third row: Sailors Chibi Moon and Uranus. Bottom row: Sailors Venus and Mercury. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Fairy/Fae (Many cultures worldwide)-Sunday Poetry

a9feffc2377a07c05a617ac22579c4f5Don’t ask her to stop and play
Run and hide
She brings the darkness of the fae

Happiness will give way
To an evil tide
Don’t ask her to stop and play

Skies turn dark and gray
And the Earth divides
She brings the darkness of the fae

If you see her just back away
Hide your eyes
Don’t ask her to stop and play

She’s coming this way
Step to the side
Don’t ask her to stop and play
She brings the darkness of the fae

—–87 words—-

Another poetic haunting inspired by the fae.

Trifextra Week Sixty-Three: Imagination

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Three

This weekend we’re asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo CoelhoAlchemist

So here is my entry this weekend…

Imagination

Shadows dancing in the mind

Until letters become words

Syllables formulate into poetry

Lines become flowers of prose

Intricate weaving of story

Magic leaping from the page

Sparking golden wonderment

True Alchemy