5Story Arcs » Unrelated prose, rather slice-of-life, here to be shared. Details listed on my profile. Critical reviews muchly appreciated! 1. Give us some figgy pudding; 2. A new beginning.
Fiction: General, T, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 6/7/2018 published: 12/5/2017
5Clodhopper the Invincible An inconsequential ship's boy makes his escape. Three sentence fiction, an attempt. Enjoy :)
Fiction: General, K, English, Adventure, words: 226, favs: 5, follows: 2, 11/3/2017
11Poetry: Companions & the Wild » Each chapter will have a poem about an animal.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Poetry, chapters: 6, words: 593, favs: 2, follows: 1, updated: 10/31/2017 published: 7/30/2017
1The Lampshade Poem featuring a frog. Otherwise, included are the words 'lampshade', 'bruise', 'convincing' and 'expensive'.
Poetry: General, K+, English, words: 144, 10/13/2017
3Portrait of a Girl Skipping in the Rain (Short.) Called a dodoitsu, with a structure of 7775 syllables per line.
Poetry: General, K, English, Poetry, words: 50, favs: 1, follows: 1, 10/11/2017
3Where the White Moss Grows I took my first steps into the rest of the world. And I hadn't looked back. Until now. ... Short story based on Shel Silverstein's poem, "Where the Sidewalk Ends". (Written for English.) Minor warning: death.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 10/2/2017
3Oh World: A Mother's Prayer Victorian era England, historical. A sick mother asks the world for mercy for her baby. Rated T for death (ouch spoiler alert, but we all knew it was coming).
Poetry: Life, T, English, Family & Tragedy, words: 666, 9/12/2017
7 Train Station Girl An old woman sits in the train station observing people and a girl sitting alone catches her attention. Short story. Only slight suspense.
Fiction: General, K, English, Humor & Family, words: 525, favs: 3, follows: 1, 9/9/2017
1 A Million Pieces Based on true stories like the Lost Boys of Sudan. Our character flees with his mother and sister as his village is attacked. Rather ambiguous ending. Short story. Reviews welcome :)
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Family & Angst, words: 463, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/9/2017
2 Home is where you go when it gets dark When you were a kid, did you ever spend hours playing outside (in the bush) and then realise with a shock that the sky was getting dark and had to hurry home (which was a tin shed in the middle of said bush)? Well, here is a poem.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Poetry & Family, words: 222, 8/6/2017
2 All Are Fish Avoid poetry (I don't know what else to call it). The reason I wrote it is noted inside.
Poetry: Humor, K, English, Poetry & Humor, words: 95, 8/4/2017
1 Pass It On Yes, another 'girl playing piano' short story. Contains plot and emotion. I hate the title for this but it really fits!
Fiction: General, K, English, Family, words: 705, favs: 2, 8/4/2017
1 I Know I'm Home Original song about God. I wrote this in my early teens, and the tune is pretty lame but it does okay as a poem.
Poetry: Song, K, English, Poetry & Spiritual, words: 197, 8/2/2017
2just haiku » Broken up into chapters according to the theme of the haiku. I don't keep the subject matter to nature only, but I do follow the 5-7-5 format.
Poetry: Haiku, K, English, Poetry, chapters: 2, words: 205, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 7/30/2017 published: 7/28/2017
1 T'was a Perfect Storm Not the night before Christmas ... just about a storm doing what strong storms do.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Poetry, words: 164, 7/29/2017
1 The Boy and the Wind Starring: a Boy, the Wind, a Tree. I think it's a rather Hans Christian Anderson story: things die rather tragically, and there seems no apparent moral lesson. Includes to varying degrees death, talking inanimate objects, poorness and forgiveness of a sort.
Fiction: Fable, K+, English, Poetry & Tragedy, words: 3k+, 7/28/2017
1 The Children and the Sea Poetry form: Sestina (if you want to, check out Elizabeth Bishop's online first). I wrote this in 2015 and only tweaked it a little. Don't be daunted by the blocky structure! Rated T for ambiguous big gentle animal killing, with hints that children are watching. Includes the sea, children, innocence? and animal blood. Dang, that sounds morbid and graphic. It's really not!
Poetry: Nature, T, English, Poetry & Suspense, words: 360, 7/27/2017