These Wednesday’s roll around quickly don’t they? This week Linda G Hill’s One Liner Wednesday has a new badge thanks to Laura from Riddle from the Middle who won the challenge for a new graphic. Congratulations Laura!
My contribution this week is humor, as usual. Hope you enjoy the laugh!
Walking slowly through the woods, Jessica was lost in her thoughts. It had been an emotionally driven weekend and she desperately wanted to shake off the remnants of the past two days.
She stopped suddenly when far away an interrupted cry jerked her out of her reverie. She wondered what it could be. Perhaps someone was hurt or an animal maybe.
Hearing it again she moved quickly towards the sound. She had come off the trail and was venturing into the deep forest. The sound was closer now, and as she pulled back some wayward bushes, she saw it.
There in front of her was a dog tied to a tree. It was clearly distressed
‘Oh, you poor doggie, who did this to you?’ Jessica said tenderly
‘Get away from the bitch. Now!’ he said as he pointed the 12-gauge shotgun at her.
Bjorn is hosting at D'Verse Poets this Monday and has challenged us to write some flash fiction - no more than 144 words. It also has to include this line from "When far away an interrupted cry" from Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost
Today, I’d like you to challenge you to write a poem that similarly presents a scene from an unusual point of view. Perhaps you could write a poem that presents Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery from the perspective of the apple. Or the shootout at the OK Corral from the viewpoint of a passing vulture. Or maybe it could be something as everyday as a rainstorm, as experienced by a raindrop.
Oh how high he jumped Into the sky Excited and free He felt like he could fly Wherever you go I will follow you, he said with a sigh She fluttered momentarily The dog and the butterfly
Up and over, in and out Making him dizzy of his eyes She teased him relentlessly He wasn’t such a tough guy A symbiotic relationship He did run and was spry She could hover out of reach The dog and the butterfly
They would chase each other Her love he did vie She was lost without him And he knew why Happy together They would never say goodbye Opposites attract The dog and the butterfly