What We Call Mother’s Day – bookscover2cover

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called What We Call Mother’s Day and can be read by clicking on the link. It was the first story I wrote for Sweet FA and I remember the prompt was “a family meal”, which for no reason whatsoever reminded me of this scene from Blade Runner –

 
 
And to finish, here’s Slade –
 

Dragonflies

 

they patrol

on wires ————–

                        \

                                 ——— at precise angles

hungry dragonflies

 

 

dragonflies

so beautiful so long

as I am this size

 

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These poems were written in response to Carpe Diem Special #139, Santoka Taneda’s “the dragon flies”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Talking Heads –

Last Snow

 

last snow

a raven marches over

the smokers cough

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #12, Resume, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This post at CDHK summed up all of the haiku writing techniques we’ve been working through over the past few weeks and we were asked to write a new haiku using any of these techniques – so, I think the above haiku probably has an element of juxtaposition and/or surprise.

All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s the Platters –

Alack – bookscover2cover

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called Alack and can be read by clicking on the link. The writing prompt for this story asked us to take the phrase “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” as our inspiration and, having been using prompts for a while by this point, I wanted to use the phrase in as convoluted as way as possible – just because…

So, to finish, here’s R.E.M –