next to my footprint
the empty shell of a hermit crab –
Ah! what a sadness
(c) Chèvrefeuille (2012)
Devoid of feeling
punished by old dreams
carried on a wave
Thanks to Kristjaan at Carpe Diem for another installation (part 2) of 3 part Vision Quest challenge where we have 24 hours to respond by writing a haiku. Today’s prompt “Empty Shell.”
Artwork: “Tearing Eye” is a pencil drawing layered on top of a photograph of a wave.
Image © Moondust designs
” Echoes of machine gun fire and distant explosions rattle my nerves…”
“I slowly turn my head and make out the distinctive black uniform of an SS officer.
Without hesitating, I pull out my knife and leap onto him, my blade finding its mark in his throat…”
Enjoy “Paratrooper” by Jon Olson. This Pen of the Damned flash fiction is a fitting piece of horror for a day (week) where we recognize the heroics and sacrifices of D-Day. Some men never returned. There were others who brought back more than they had left with.
Not familiar with Pen of the Damned? Well we write dark, horror for the fun of it. An award winning group of authors who weekly wet your appetite with blood and other sundrys. Join us on Tuesdays!
Jon Olson is on Twitter @jonolsonauthor
my blood froths til it bubbles
Check out my latest piece of horror over at Pen of the Damned .
Hope you leave with a chill running down your spine 🙂
YoYo, What a funny word
for something that rides a string
all day long
what about a round thing
goes up and down?
Life how funny and absurd
round and round the circle bring
when you are gone
there’s always more in the ring
everyone becomes the clown
yoyo what a funny word
so much like life
Caught between the handrails of life
suspended above the path of my own choosing
I hear the words “step softly”
A rash reply teases my teeth
pushing against my tongue
heedlessly fleeing my lips
head over heels I fall
losing my path
the handrails of life just move away
unable to catch this fool
I did not do an exhaustive search, but I could not find a poetic term or form for the letter J. If you know of one, please enlighten us.
“No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet
~ James Joyce (Brainy Quotes)