tall dark and handsome
with vocals full of sexuality
She listened and imagined
and felt so many things for sure …
But of course he had a wife
but fantasies were a healthy part
of one’s life.
In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #122. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.
(5) Words: | LIGHT | BLUR | LAD | NEED | RARE |
The light of the streetlamp
caused a blur in Joseph’s eyes
as he stepped out of the pub,
New Year was a rare occasion
so there was a need to go out and enjoy it,
Joseph lit a cigarette and then seen
the lad he would marry one day
come out of the pub.
In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #121. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.
(5) Words: | Circle | Dream | Time | Arm | Phase |
Life is like a spinning circle
going from phase to phase,
from dream to nightmare
and in time back around again
and those who keep us going are
those who hook an arm around us
and tell us you are loved.
take the weight off your feet
with your Christmas dinner,
it’s been hectic up to this point,
What with dinner making?
With present shopping?
With getting those last bits of work in
and learning your head to switch off?
But now it’s Christmas
and you have an excuse to relax,
to eat junk food
saying you’ll stop in the new year,
maybe even get a little drunk and merry
without anyone thinking you’re an alcoholic
so take advantage of some of the plus points
Merry Christmas everyone to you and yours. This is my last post for a few days while I relax into the Christmas spirit. Thank you to everyone who has took time to read my work this year and over the years so far too. It’s more appreciated than I could ever put into words. 🙂
In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #120. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.
(5) Words: | NEAR | DIVIDE | LINK | BACK | TEACH |
Always so near
and yet so far,
a divide of just across the sea
but this Christmas Eimer
was making her way back
to spend Christmas in the family link
where Granny could once again
teach her how to make eggnog.
In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #119. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.
She heard the loud noise
and it made her shiver
and almost jump out of skin,
he was home drunk again,
she wondered why she’d married this man,
this scum who didn’t know right from wrong,
her parents said she had ‘made her bed
and now must lie in it’
but they hadn’t a clue what was going on,
she was too ashamed to say
but she wished so badly to escape,
she cowered under the bedclothes
as his heavy footsteps approached the door
ready to take out his war on the world
using her as his punchbag.
He sat by the river
perched on a rock,
his tears fell down
and mingled with the water
due to the loneliness
residing in his heart.
All around him
his friends were
falling in love
and settling down
and he felt love
would never happen him.
And then a man
perched down on the rock
he was out riding,
this felt like proper romance …
The kind of romance
he had read about in books
and they talked and met each day
by the river eventually kissing,
he longed for his friends
to meet the man he loved.
They would sit and read
to each other,
smoke and laugh,
race sticks in the water,
hold each other close.
One day his best mate came by,
curious he was to see
what made his friend
come here each day,
he looked on in shock
at what he saw.
There was his friend,
perched on a rock
by the river
with a book in hand
chatting and laughing away