(g) T/QKJ/MLMM/ Murder in the Morning? (1.24) b

Murder in the Morning?
(a mini haibun)

Was he awake
before dawn?
Did he miss the
spiraling of blackbirds –
(when I went to get the
morning paper – dreading
to read the headlines…)
Wings like folding chairs
setting up for or
being taken down after
a funeral in the winter sky…

yesterday was all
rain, the creek rose, the sky dull;
time marched like blind men

©JP/dh

http://crow.bz/main/murder.htm A horde, hover, muster,
parcel are also listed as collective nouns for Crows.
The most famous of them all is “a murder”.

https://thetwiglets.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/twiglet-8/ folding chairs
https://imprompt.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/qkj-24/ “spiral”
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/photo-challenge-149/
Please see link for photo prompt credited to – Mario Gervais

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) QKJ/MLMM / Perusing Summer Daze (1.21) wp

Perusing Summer Daze
(shadorma series; 50 words including title)

The rabbits
Respond to the warmth
Carefully
Creep out of
Safety; a perceived mansion
The old man’s farmhouse

Drinking deep
From the cistern they
Peruse dawn,
Undulate
Inquisitively at the
Unguarded garden

Vibrating
Out of opaque sky
Chimera?
Just a hawk
Hunting artisan wants a
Delicious breakfast

©JP/dh

https://imprompt.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/qkj-21/
Write a summer day.
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/saturday-mix-lorraine/
https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/chimera
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8905
1)Let’s try a fifty/fifty split: write a piece of flash in 50 words using one word from each column; you can alter the form of the word – responded; deliciously
(* the words I used)
noun verb modifier (verb/noun)
*cistern *undulate *careful
*artisan * respond * inquisitive
sphinx, attach, ultramarine
*rabbit *peruse *opaque
courtesan, *vibrate *delicious
2)And in 25 words or less, an image for your perusal and penmanship:

(Photograph: © Lorraine)
3)shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5). You can write one stanza (that’s what I do) or multiple stanzas. I’d like you to write to a theme word this week, chimera.

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(g) MLMM Hh seed/ seedy and Red Tails; Non-fiction (1.12) wp

seedy?

hawks wanting to plant;
raid the squirrels high nest for
more than just acorns

©JP/dh

MLMM Heeding haiku ‘seed’

In observing nature there is a raw beauty of watching living things survive.
The haiku was written based on watching the a pair of hawks destroy a
squirrels nest that was high in an old willow tree:

Red Tails; Non-fiction

Pair of hungry Red-Tail hawks
Carefully shred
A squirrel’s nest
One succeeds only to drop his prey
Who runs into the bushes ~

One hawk flies away while
The other takes up a high post
Like a sentinel
Waiting for sounds of movement
To appease his appetite

©JP/dh

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) MLMM TW/ Chasing Tales (1.5) wp

Chasing Tales
(free verse & pi ku)

How restrictive are
The limitations we place
Upon ourselves?

Those resolutions
We make and break
As if they were bits
Of dark chocolate just
Waiting to be consumed?

What tales do we tell ourselves
When we turn away from
Our mirrored reflections?

Vowing to be healthier –
We add miles to our routines
Yet just walking alone
Is not the prevention nor
The cure to all the hidden ills.

Those designer genes we inherited –
Can we, just by lifestyle changes,
Alter courses fate has set into the stars?

cloudy thoughts
guise
limitations

©JP/dh

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/tale-weaver-101-resolute-05-01-17/
This is the time of the year folk make, and break, resolutions. Weave a tale concerning keeping or discarding a resolution. Remember not all resolutions are for “improving” our health and well-being.
With a nod to https://imprompt.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/
The ‘limited’ prompt for QKJ5 is here:
Four Times, Drummed

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Flash Fiction
= Fiction or non… &   Longer Strands = longer verse

BE9 October 2016 wp

BE9: ‘Wait’less

Too soon summers’ choices of afternoon tea paired with imagination
in the garden that had us bowled over with imagination seems to
wither like the last cut roses of autumn’s bounty. We will have to wear
the woolie hats and scarves of winter that billow less than silk…
that cover our faces barely leaving our eyes to see the color of the sky.

Keep a spring in your step, a lightness within your heart. Take the
whole of winter to rest and plan…then with a quick glance take that
chance and leap into the comfort in air blooming with the return of life.
All that other life that also slept…waking slowly…listen to the music of
nature and float with ease to the rhythm that draws us all.

caution can be wise
when there is too much to ‘see’
weigh the facts – then ‘sing’

add your voice to the choir
or belt out the grand solo

©JP/dh

Floating
Sometimes it is best to decide not to decide just yet.

The Breathe Easy Deck by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber
(in no particular order)

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks
things you can think up if only you try!”
― Dr. Seuss
MLMM collage 181 Please see link for inspirational photos.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/wait?s=t
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/weight?s=t

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… & Longer Strands = longer verse

ik 233 for October 2015 wp (MLMM Trinet plus)

ik 233
Trinet, Shadorma, Reverse Trinet
Booty?

we have
played the
same game of life with different
rules; and could both win – if
we think
outside of
the box
*
still gasping
holding back my tears
not wanting
to be harsh
you have to understand that
opinions differ
*
the box
inside of
it could
hold a multitude of delightful treasure
but you refuse to polish that
which you
don’t want

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Let go of even the most subtle expectations.
From: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: My haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/subtle?s=t #s 2,4,5,
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/booty?s=t #3
The Prompt: MLMM the Trinet

The Trinet: just 7 lines with word counts of 2,2,6,6,2,2,2 –
Shadorma syllable (6 lines) syllable count 3,5,3,3,7,5

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Just Karma 34 for October 2015 wp

Just Karma 34
(Reverse Oddquain)
Stacked Deck?

Nuff
We deal differently with
What we have been dealt
Can you not
Tell

©JP/dh
http://sundayscribblings2.blogspot.com/2015/10/prompt-93.html
tell
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/10/10/bp-shadorma-and-beyond-the-oddquain-october-10-2015-2/
(please see prompt for directions to Reverse Oddquain)

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

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