Practice makes Perfect
Written for OLWG#65
You never know who your friends are until you need someone to lean on.
If she squinted, just so, she could see the truth, see the gleam in his eye.
My editors suggest killing off underdeveloped characters.
This week’s prompts were:
- you never know who your friends are
- if she squinted, just so,
- the underdeveloped characters
Vita Brevis recently hosted a poetry competition. It was a lot of fun, it was very well attended, and there was an abundance of great submissions. I am honoured to have been selected as the winner.
Brian Geiger, the founder and Editor has published my submission on his online magazine. You can read it here.
Thanks to Vita Brevis and to everyone who stopped by to read and comment on all the entries. Every submission there was deserving of the win. I feel extremely lucky today and plan on buying a Lottery ticket.
Written for the August 2nd Flash Fiction Challenge
peering through his scope at the landscape below
an encampment, an encampment of one
that almost went unnoticed.
a flax coloured tent with a muted hue, sombre. quietly
blending into the background,
a cold camp, no fire and the only sign of life is a yellow dog
stretched out and still
near an assortment of gear, stacked to one side
it has to be him
it must be Munroe
nothing to do now except stand by,
Munroe will be back.
a disturbance from behind, then a voice, whispers,
“Hullo, Sutherland. What took you so long?”
The prompt and instructions were:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a yellow tent. Where is it and who does it belong to? Think of how the colour adds to the story. Go where the prompt leads.