Purple: A Pensee*

Purple-
colored skin throbs.
Even after tear’s flow stopped.
Each strong blow leaves brutal, deep marks.
Skin to soul, she’s left scarred and scathed.

Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 4.

*Pensee found in the Caulkins Handbook stresses exact syllable count and strong end words. This invented verse form was first introduced by American poet and educator, Alice Spokes. It can be found on line at Instant Poetry Forms for Kids

The Pensee is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 2-4-7-8-8 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.
  • titled.

Deadly Fall

5

I cannot let him reach me. I cannot.

So I ran, ran as if my life depends on it. Oh yes, my life depends on how fast my legs are. Climbing every step away from him. My legs ached. My feet hurt. But I didn’t stop.

Run. Run. Run. Faster.

Suddenly I bumped into a solid dark mass. I fell hard against the wooden floor then the low light revealed him, the man with a lustful grin.  I slowly, slowly crawled away while he carefully walk towards me.

No. I have no choice left.

One swift pained move, I stood, run fast, then  jumped into a deadly fall.  Face first, I fell not on hell but on my bed’s edge. He’s long gone but he still haunts me every dawn.

Word count: 130
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Joy Pixley

In response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) September 20, 2016.

Rules:

  • a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less)
  • each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end
  • no serial (continuation) stories
  • include a pingback to the challenge post

Thank you for hosting this awesome prompt, Priceless Joy! ❤ 

Read more short stories here:

Dual Hands

The same rugged, masculine yet gentle hands
which tickled each nerves and gave me sensual goosebumps,
have weaved yarnful of lies that ended my life.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Philip Estrada

In response to Sonya of Only 100 Words‘ Three Line Tales Week Thirty-Three.

If you want to join, here are the simple rules:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so we can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Disenthral

21

Disenthral: A Deten*

I’ve lived
so happily
inside your own dark world,
without a desire to be freed
really.

I did
tried to break free
against your harsh brute words
but I failed like a wilted seed,
badly.

Mind lead
weak heart fin’lly,
they fought for my own worth
and burned your spell like a wild weed,
I’m free.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Unsplash.com

Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)


*The Deten has a unique rhyme scheme. It was created by Johnn Schroeder and can be found at Poetry Base.

The Deten is:

  • a 15 line poem made up of 3 cinquains.
  • meter at the discretion of the poet. Iambic pentameter is suggested, but tetrameter or sprung rhythm would also work. It might interesting to use the Crapsey Cinquain syllabic frame 2-4-6-8-2.
  • rhymed abcab decde fgcfg.

Word-High July: Habilin

19

Habilin

I entrusted my fragile heart
into your harmless hands.
Thus, I learned the antonym
of the word harmless.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash


In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 19 –Habilin.

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Word-High July: Silakbo

8

Silakbo

Slamming doors, breaking plates
shouted words full of hate.
My home’s a prison full of anger,
with two loud adult boxers.
Night and day are spell in yells,
oh, it’s like earth’s version of hell.
Then one deafening night
turned so silent,
sun welcomed their bodies wrapped
in blood-made blanket.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash


In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 8 – Silakbo.

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Escape

Escape

Raindrops washes my dark tainted pass,
train rails erases mem’ries I don’t want to last.
It’s time to fly fast— away from them, towards his arms.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Wilson Lau 


Note: I said I’m taking a break with writing prompts, but the blessing that would make me busy, I think, is still far away. So here I am, again.. 🙂

In response to Sonya of Only 100 Words‘ Three Line Tales Week Eighteen.

If you want to join, here are the simple rules:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so we can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Broken Quiedise

Broken Quiedise: A Pensee*

Your soul
incandescent,
breaks my robust chrysalis,
your fake radiance’s a bright beguile,
that killed my own guarded Quiedise**.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Unsplash


In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is Paradise Lost by John Milton, John Leonard.

Paradise Lost

The Pensee* found in the Caulkins Handbook stresses exact syllable count and strong end words. This invented verse form was first introduced by American poet and educator, Alice Spokes. It can be found on line at Instant Poetry Forms for Kids

The Pensee is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 2-4-7-8-8 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.
  • titled.

Quiedise is Carol of WritersDream9‘s made-up word for a quiet paradise. 

P.S. Thank you for letting me use that wonderful world, Carol. ❤

 

Tied Tight

Tied Tight

Tied inside your tight love,
imprisoned in your intense passion,
you took my soul away from its home.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Wynand von Poortvliet


In response to Sonya of Only 100 Words‘ Three Line Tales Week Seventeen.

If you want to join, here are the simple rules:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so we can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.