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…

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…

Celeste and the god of doom ( prose and poetry)

what do you see So many had fallen! So many had withered away in hopelessness For seven years the land had moaned the sun’s demise Seven long years of anguish and death Seven years of Belokor’s revenge But as heroes fell and crumbled all around, Celeste prepared horned her skills and sharpened her mind Driven…

Witness ( #haibun poetry )

Colleen’s Challenge Night sky of wonder strewn with delights and desires birthing endless stars Orion flexes a dazzling display to woo an aloof and shimmering Cassiopeia, bathing the dark sky in a sintilating sparkle of beauty. But none of it trickles onto the mundane earth below Down beneath that gorgeous night-sky, an eerie squeal pierces…

The Wishing Bridge

gentle searching breeze tasting this and tasting that looking to belong I grant one wish, – only your truest desire you must unsheathe, – or else my wrath I will unleash What is your heart’s deepest desire? where does the soul go when you despair ensnared within your darkest depression or when you rejoice exalted…

A Bitter Surprise (haibun poetry and prose)

it all started but moments ago i was wrenched from the thralls of a blissful dream and dumped in the bitter dregs of reality I can almost taste the sweetness of fantasy turn sour as this living nightmare manifests A scream! shreds through the night air ripping the silence apart and piercing deep into my…

Timeless sin #poetry

what do you see by Sadje A tale that echoes through time an age-old betrayal immortalised in stone a brother’s jealousy that festers into spite ambition red as sin The bastard son of a ruler, beloved by his father his skill unmatched in battle the pride of an empire but always second to a brother…

Our Journey #poetry #prose

what do you see photo prompt by Sadje Silence. A dead silence that speaks, and whispers of dread and dismay We knew there’d be dark days on our journey but not like this; this we did not see, did not foretell Yet here we are, rowing through a carvenous doom threatened by stalactites-and-mites sharp and…

Valley of despair #shortprose

what do you see . Photo prompt; A tyrant in life, with a soul barren of love and a thirst for power, unquenchable Discarded as a boy, he’d cursed the gods and spat foul blasphemies heavy with despair. He sought power from the deepest fathoms of hell, syphoned strength from wicked crevinces of evil He’d…