Post 1 : Haiku A Day

Well, I’m sort of tackling WordPress’s 365 posting…. A haiku a day.  Bear with me as I attempt to learn the fine are of haikuing (yeah, I know that is probably not a word.)

Now, I’m a couple of days behinds, but I’ll make up for it by the end of the year.  Or I’ll post a couple of haikus a day.  Today you get two, so I will only be three behind.  Please, please comment if you know something about haiku that I do not put into mine.  I’m going off of guess work.

Oh, and all of this is coming from my Haikubes…..so please bear with me.

 

A Regret About My Romantic Life

My fantasy left

It went slowly through us

The touches are gone

 

 A Vision For Our World

A gentle fortune

Shines after the last thunder

Leaves us melodic

 

Even I’m not terribly impressed.  I guess right now it is more just getting the feeling out.  I hope to be more eloquent as time goes by.  I want to thank Jesse for his encouragement.  I might not have attempted this had I not seen his blog.

Signing off

~Kate

Flash Fiction : Surveying His Domain

He stood on his front porch surveying all he owned.  It was a small working farm his grandfather had left him.  It had been  in severe disrepair when he had first stepped foot on it three months ago. Buildings in need of paint, lawn almost waist-high grass, a road in need of grading and possibly new gravel.

He had stood, staring in shock and dismay at the total dilapidation of everything. How in the world would he ever get it fixed up?

Now, three months later, the place was starting to look cared for.  While the house and barn still needed painting, the old peeling paint had been scraped away, awaiting a fresh coat of paint.  The lawns were mown, though there were bare patches where weeds had been pulled.  Wood was piled high near the barn waiting to be stacked.

Yes, everything was at peace and in its place.  He stood in his shirtsleeves surveying his domain.

Flash fiction time.  I’ve been inspired by Little Slices Of Awesomeness, a Tumblr blog that I have fallen in love with.  I think I could write a piece for almost every picture that is posted.  Check it out, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Signing off

~Kate