Hello people. Thank you for popping over. This week’s 55-word Flash Fiction challenge:
Image prompt is Phases of the Moon
Here is my take:
Dark as usual, I’m afraid. I welcome and would love to read your 55-word contributions.
1. Your contributions can be in prose or verse.
2. Please do make it count exactly 55 words (excluding the title, if any).
3. Your contribution does not have to include my title > The Watchman > rather, please draw off the Image, let your imagination float in the night sky.
If you can leave your contributions in the Comments below, I shall be happy to post them in a Gallery on 28 May, giving you full credit and with a link back to your blog.
Many thanks 🙂
Related links, if you are new here:
Previous 55-word Galleries:
Lioness & Cub and
How it all started – Blog Tips Page
Tomorrow – A Poem
seep from the round edges of time
to the drifting echoes
of cricket songs and hidden callers
Janus has a new face
morning hides behind his hood
lunacy drips from his lips :
white, ember, black , grey
Janus has a new face
Thank you, Uzo – I see that you’ve reposted this in the flash fiction gallery.
Didn’t know you wrote poetry too 🙂
Cool! 55 words though…I don’t think that’s possible in the case of Wolfie! Never was very good at short and concise lol 😉 You have some excellent ones here anyway!
Hello Wolfie – 55 words is challenging, true, but you can do it, I believe.
Yes, the contributions are great and will do great credit to the upcoming gallery.
Thank you for linking me in your blog 🙂
What a lovely gesture, Jane – much appreciate this. High five, Eric
Hello Eric. Thanks for dropping in on my blog. Here’s an offering for your challenge.
Still night, calm sea, full moon.
Fathers in fitful sleep clutch weapons tight.
Mothers hush crying children, listening
For the splash of oars, boots crunching on the strand.
Storm wind, high sea, moonless night, the watch slumbers.
Mothers, fathers sleep while thunder roars and waves crash on black rocks.
Dragon ships will not come tonight.
Hello Jane – thank you for the return visit and ‘following’ my blog. I’m doing likewise and we’ll ‘see’ one another more, I reckon.
Lovely ‘offering’ that’ll do the ‘gallery’ proud. Thank you.
All good wishes,
Sharing bits of fiction is such a good idea. Many thanks for letting us use your blog as a show case.
I am late. Again. Haha. But here is a cliche attempt on the moon.
The Werewolf and the Moon
She is the clock to my curse.
I watch as we are both swallowed,
slowly in possession every night;
she by the illumination,
I by the dark.
a revelation of what we are.
In her full light,
we gaze at each other’s nakedness.
And I howl,
as lonely beings
enslaved by the night.
No worries, Aubrey – you’re not late as the Gallery post date has been pushed back somewhat due to time constraints at my end.
This is an apt contribution – werewolf and moon – trapped souls. Thank you for joining.
Well, I do love your prompts so the pleasure is all mine.
After the darkest of nights,
The first sliver of light shows upon the horizon
Growing daily until it reaches it zenith
Then slowly ebbs until only the stars remain.
This is nature’s poetic metaphor, my friend
To teach us life’s most important lesson
Birth, Life, Death
For all of creation
Until time’s end.
Hello, Georgia – this is a lovely take on the Cycle of Life. Thank you for joining in the fun. Peace, Eric 🙂
It was really great fun…thanks for the idea! Peace to you too! Georgia. 🙂
Hi Eric, this is my first contribution – thank you for the inspiration:
‘My friend the moon,’ he would say, pointing a chubby finger at the brilliant disc suspended in the sky. In response I would hold him close, inhaling his just-washed, little boy smell.
I’m sure he would cry when his friend faded to a crust, but perhaps that’s just sentimentality rewriting the story. For my sake.
You’re very welcome and I love this.
One minor issue – your blog does not show up, only your yahoo email came through here. Can I have your blog link please.
Thank you 🙂
Thank you, Eric, I’m glad you like it. Sorry – here’s my blog:
Got it, Freya – thank you 🙂
It’s very hard to resist such a cosmic post – believe me, I tried! 😉
The following is loosely based on a collection of moon haiku I have written over the last few months. I hope that’s OK. I know it’s probably an obvious choice, but I’d like to call it ‘Reflections.’ Thanks for providing this opportunity – Marcus.
A half moon flies past the wind turbines again;
Three quarter moon, mirrored in the building’s curve;
The full moon ignores my wonder at the top of the stairs;
Amber moon, far outranking the traffic lights;
A chocolate moon gives department stores a much needed reprieve;
Spring moon – looking down on the turbines once more.
Glad to have hooked you into contributing 🙂 You honour me with your presence and contribution.
No problems if it’s one that you’ve already posted on your blog – important thing is, it’s yours. “Reflections” is apt, I reckon.
Thank you and you’re on 🙂
All good wishes,
This hasn’t been posted on my blog in this particular form. I changed the haiku to one line each, rather than three and adjusted the wording (particularly the last line) so it’s more of a coherent whole – I hope.
It is more than coherent, and wonderful, Marcus.
Thank you, Georgia 🙂
Reblogged this on Breakfast, Nudity, And A Ladder and commented:
If you are a fan of flash fiction- this is some of the best I’ve seen anywhere. Very creative, spontaneous and beautiful.
I always love it when someone feels that my post is worthy enough to be re-blogged. Thank you, Aaron. You are kind with your words. Much appreciate this, Eric 🙂
You bet! I loved the imagery of this one-so textured and rich. Gave me goosebumps.
Hi Eric, I award you for the Liebster Blog Award. Please refer the details at http://daylighttune.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/liebster-blog-award/
Thank you. – Hikari Yori
Congratulations, Hikari (Pup) – 🙂
I appreciate you thinking of me and passing this on. Thank you.
You and Yoshiko have always been very sweet and a delight for me to get to ‘meet’ in Blogsville.
Have a great weekend ahead,
Watchman stares as if he knew my name.
His slow slow blink un-nerves me.
No accusation, no remark –
the Ruler of the Night contemplates my face.
Will he give me leave to go?
The sun’s harsh bleach burned my sight.
Should Moon reach out,
his gentlest touch could scatter me like ash.
Hey, Eric. Thanks for another spur to write something. Hope all is well down there.
Our friend Lisa is leaving in late May to visit Singapore for a week – visiting a Chinese family for whom she once did child care and to whom she became close. You may see each other on the street and not realize it. Isn’t that a strange thought?
Nice to have you drop in and with a contribution too – this is great, my friend 🙂 And happy to have spurred some writing. All is well, thank you. Trust you and yours are good too.
Your friend, Lisa, will find Singapore transformed, I’m sure.
All good wishes for the weekend,
No Lisa is plain old American, born ten miles from here, never been out of the country. It will be an adventure for her. Her dad is a deacon in a nearby church.
Thanks, Carroll – appreciate that. Then, what she’ll encounter will blow her mind – in a nice way, I hope.
Hi Eric I have nominated you for all three or any one of the Three Awards please accept with hugs!! for information go to http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/three-awards/
Thank you my dear and congratulations on landing all these awards – you’ll need a larger cupboard, me thinks 🙂
I’m especially pleased as two of these awards are new for me – Interesting Blog Award and Super Sweet Blogging Award.
Thank you for thinking of me and have a great weekend ahead,