It’s one of those mornings. 🙄 I am sharing this with MLMM’s writing prompt, Tormented, because it fits the theme much better than what I wrote yesterday.
Ugly. Fat. means
Unwanted. Failure. since
Unintelligibly. Fearful brain
Won’t let her get off this
Ubiquitous, fettering train.
Today I have a décima for Ronovan’s prompt, and I was partially inspired by FOWC: Adept. This might still be rather dark, but at least it is more optimistic than what I posted yesterday! Some of the imagery was inspired by last Sunday’s Gospel reading at Mass. 🙂 Continue reading
Processing a conversation with one of my friends from earlier today…also linked to FOWC: Hysterical.
This was difficult to finish, but here is my response to Paint-Chip Poetry #44, especially since I didn’t post my attempt last week. This was also partially inspired by MLMM’s Tale Weaver: Bubbles.
I wrote this a few hours ago for FOWC: Outcome and the Weekly Scribblings: “ eye of the hurricane.” I tried to write on a different topic, but this is what came out of my brain, and I kind of like it.
This décima in response to this week’s prompt from Ronovan is also for FOWC: Insatiable and, fittingly, the Halloween challenge.
Get ready for a time of fright:
Spiders, ghouls and other horrors,
Zombies and all sorts of monsters
Insatiable — Halloween night!
One day a year we take delight
In exploring the darkest fears:
Try not to be reduced to tears
But test one’s courage and be scared,
Then eat some spooky treats prepared —
To me, this aspect most endears.
For DVerse Poetics, we are writing about folly, and for Tourmaline’s Halloween challenge, I included the word “trick.” I hope it’s acceptable that my subject matter has nothing to do with anything creepy. I was also inspired by FFFC #89, the picture below. Picture by Renate Vanaga at Unsplash.
Is it a trick of the light?
No, those two are smiling, Laughing, hands clasped Relaxing face to face, not Mindful of the slightest folly. This seems like a dream: No unhappiness are they seeing, Leaving at home their masks, Relaxing with no trace of Fear, not even of honesty.
For DVerse’s haibun Monday about Halloween and for FOWC: Merchandise.
The house is filled with ghosts and graves. Smiles are carved into all the pumpkins’ faces. Bats and cobwebs cling to the corners, hang from the eaves. Such timely horror, that no one believes.
no mere merchandise:
Nowadays this is the state of those haunting here.
Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com I found this image particularly creepy because the pumpkin is being a cannibal by eating another squash.