Sultry Night

The sultry night hung heavy, Like moist towel smothered air, Neighbors snuggled tenderly, No chance of a bugaboo scare.   My city snored while I wrote, Until a melody danced to my ear. "An insect symphony!" I'd rapturously dote. Nature soothes... if only you could hear.

What Good is a Flower?

"What good is a flower?" The boy said in disgust. "You can't eat it or use it, Why it's no better than rust!"   The Copycat replied, "Why it's no better than rust, Boy, you've answered yourself. Life is beauty before dust."

Forest Giant

A Giant Towers over Needles sharper than The woodpecker's beak that Jabs through bark to create a home. Creepy-crawlies with more than the one Leg of the great giver of shade dwell among the far Stretching toes that reach deep into the cool substance of life. The tree of life. The life of a tree.

2084 [Worldbuilding Wednesday]

The world ended on 2084. The Earth didn't explode or get hit by a giant meteor. The sun and the moon were still spinning in their celestial tracks. The zombie plague had not gone viral. In fact, those few who had survived the end of the world often scratched their heads after and asked, "How … Continue reading 2084 [Worldbuilding Wednesday]

Paradox [Three sentences 153 words]

The big bang of the universe happens in that moment when the speakers begin to play music that resonates with everyone listening to the sound waves roll. The thrill of the beat had me hop-skip-jumping through the concert as that sweet melody bounced and energized those it washed upon so that we were all dancing … Continue reading Paradox [Three sentences 153 words]

The Raven and the Hermit

Original Prompt: A mentally unstable hermit goes to live in the Fukushima exclusion zone. The story is told from the perspective of a curious raven that, due to mutations caused by radiation, developed the intelligence of a 12 year old.:    I was awoken before dawn by a rustling in the brush below. Very unusual … Continue reading The Raven and the Hermit