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.
After an unexpected belated Christmas gift from my parents, I was inspired to create a whole bunch of haikus today. Haikubes are these amazing dice you roll to create your own haikus. I posted about them over on Escaping the Inkwell in the post Writer’s Inspirational Tools, and now I have them! Yay.
Well, after spending some time with my sister this afternoon, we came up with these six haikus. For those of you who do not know, my sister has down syndrome, so sometimes, it always amazes me of her insight.
A reflection on my work life
Dilemma as grace
opens one for melodic
time in wet water
A desire for my work life
the hmmmm slips down a fast time
happy fire in limbs
A desire for my family
My home touches me
stay full of grand thunder
a sleep calls to grace
Now my sister’s haikus:
A regret on my romantic life (she has none, so this was just funny)
It calls her moonlight
clear dreaming into fathom
places with travel
A reflection on my future
In your shady flock
she sang for sleeping in peace
A reflection on our world
It’s your life my limbs
is my god watching me too
what a grand feeling
So, there you have it. Personally, I think my sister’s haikus are much more brilliant than mine. Insightful in ways. I think we will have fun playing around with these, and I know I will especially find use for them. I saw ways to open up my ideas to other things.
- New Blog: Haiku 365 (integrativethought.wordpress.com)
- What does a good Haiku have (wiki.answers.com)
- Haiku 365, 365 photos (therightmood.wordpress.com)