Conquering your fear

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~James Neil Hollingworth~ The spider swings from wall to wall Hungry eyes All eight bigger than one Black and red bellied An hourglass counting down time Nine minutes to death o’clock Hypnotising as it swings A…

The Saturday Symphony #12 (Birthday edition)

Hi guys. It’s my birthday today. And also the 12th edition of The Saturday Symphony. How auspicious is that? Here’s a little senryu to kick us off; With Age I Welcome Wisdom This week’s three featured posts The games of sorcerers by Olga – If you’re a Tolkien geek like me, you won’t find a…

Faithless. A haunting. #poetry and prose

Before you read this, I wish you to know, That hope lies within us all, That the greatest keeper of hope is faith, And that through faith, we draw strength to face the darkest of trials. Despite our beliefs. Faithless (A haunting) Drip… Drip… Fear falls and tears drop No leaps to take No faith…

Love’s bane #Haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge. Love’s bane. If you have to look, you will never see If you have seen, you need only to look. Dark sinister night Bullfrogs croak and crickets chirp Prequels to silence Your heartbeat flutters I can feel it in the dark My subconscious is attuned to its rhythm All those nights we’ve…

Encounters from Beyond. (A short story)

This is inspired by stories from two awesome people, Saly and Pooja . (click on their names to visit their sites) From the moment I opened my eyes I could feel that day was different Special because it was perfectly normal The sun shone bright but not hot And a cool rosy breeze fanned all…

Forget me not

What do you see #40 The world beyond the veil The veil not many know If ye be spiritual Ye must believe If ye be not Ye need only to feel Do you sense it at times Do you notice Those odd things that happen When what’s even is not given When one does not…

Letting go

what do you see #36 . Silence stalked us It slithered in our wake Ahiss with menace Jane shifted uneasily as we set up the equipment Her expression foreboding, I could feel it too A presence that skulked in the shadows Gripping that room in a vice-like stillness Our very breathing, an intrusion But we’d…

Traps and snares

Lost and beleaguered within a pale stainless night Pursued by the minions of pestilence Grotesque skeletal henchmen sniffing the night air and tasting the shadowed breeze Seeking the scent of fear In that dark wilderness she sees it, Golden light peeking through a sequestered woodshed All she has to survive is a demented warning Stay…

Sacrifice (prose and poetry)

Midday! The sun ablaze, searing with brightness!but in that hall, it’s dark as nighthearths line the wall, fire flickers!lightless, warmless flames!like yellow ribbons eerily fluttering in windless cornersShe stands in this pale darknessShe doesn’t see farbut what she cannot see, she senses!she feels! smells! hears!Sorcery saturates within the air,things dwell in the shadows of this…