Friday, August 30, 2013

The Warrior's Prayer, a poem

I was feeling a bit poetic today, and this was the result. I hope you enjoy it.

I am not evil, am I, O Lord?
Forgive me as I lay down my shield and sword
Kneeling in your chapel, I pray away the pain
Hope against all hope I'll see my home again
Sent here on orders, by men in long gray coats
I obey the best I can, and on my soul is rote
"Thou shalt not kill"-- though I've slit another's throat
I fear you and your wrath, my God; forgive my mortal sin
Let me pass your tempest by, and be Heaven-welcomed in

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction – Thunder

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.


This week, Lillie chose the word "Thunder," and today, it is what connects them over vast distances. This entry represents my return after a brief hiatus for work-related stuff. I'm glad to be back.
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Sara listened to the delicate drops of rain on her window as the distant rumble of thunder echoed in the valley below.
The dark sky above gave no merriment as it let loose its downpour; she was silent.
Worry of faraway love filled her heart, and all she could do was pray for his safe return.
In distant lands, thunder echoed on mountainous crags as he climbed, hand by blistering hand, to the peak, where, hidden in a secret alcove, the scroll could be found.
He hoped to return soon, but before that, there was yet one last mission to accomplish.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction – Learning

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.


This week, Lillie chose the word "Learning."
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Up, then down again, then up, perhaps a step, then down once more.
No cries, no wails, no worries, just try again.
The toddler pulled on the edge of the sofa and stood.
Another faltering step, knees buckling, a wobble, a wiggle, but free.
Mama cries with joy.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction – Bliss

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.


This week, Lillie chose the word "Bliss," and what could be better?
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He was dressing in his tux, the big day was upon him, and outside the dressing chamber all his family and friends were assembled in the pews of the old church, waiting for him to enter and begin his new life.
Beside him stood Frank, already dressed, who was looking at his watch, trying to express the lateness of the hour and how Terry really should have gotten to the chapel just a little bit sooner.
"Take it easy, man," Terry chuckled, "We've got plenty of time!"
"Ok, I'm gonna go out there and wait," Frank couldn't take it anymore, and in an eruption of nervous energy he tripped on the carpet as he left the room, but he was alright and went on his manic way to the front of the congregation.
Just after Frank shut the door, Terry reached into his pocket and pulled out his hand written vows, they were scribbles--not really words so much, but feelings to express--and began to practice what he had wanted to say: "I, Terry, take you, Frank,..."