Five Photos, Five Stories (Day 1)

 

 

Look Up

Anxiety

My mind spins, eyes close,

Heart beats. Wrong. Too fast. Can’t breathe.

Look up. Perspective.

 

 

I’ve been nominated by the lovely Norah Colvin in a Five Photos, Five Stories (in five days) challenge. And I accept. So here is my Day 1 photo, “Look Up”, with its accompanying haiku. Thanks, Norah, for giving me a wonderful way to use my creativity while I get back on my feet. I nominate AJ Prince to take on this fun photo challenge. I might have to send Dracula after her to, um, motivate her but that’s okay. He owes me a favor and she won’t mind.

 

The “rules” of the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge are:

1) Post a photo each day for five consecutive days.
2) Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a short paragraph. It’s entirely up to the individual.
3) Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation. Just have fun.

 

Haiku: Loss

 

Photographs of her

Should inspire me to live

But fill me with loss

 

~~~

 

Large mirrors cover

One whole wall where I work out

Inspires weight loss

 

 

This is part of a weekly haiku writing challenge which must be written in the English form of 5-7-5.

Hosted by RonovanWrites

#48 Prompt: Write a haiku using the words “inspire” and “loss”

Haiku: Cheating

 

His voice rose in pitch

Like the time he stole my trust

Crushing me with tone

 

~~~

 

We’re trapped in the lift

This is the time! Pitch your book!

Make an appointment

 

 

This is part of a weekly haiku writing challenge which must be written in the English form of 5-7-5.

Hosted by RonovanWrites

#45 Prompt: Write a haiku using the words “pitch” and “time”

Haiku: Postpartum

 

She didn’t give thought

To the infant becoming

The source of her pain

 

~~~

 

She jumped in the lake

Without so much as a thought

Her life found its source

 

 

 

This is part of a weekly haiku writing challenge which must be written in the English form of 5-7-5.

Hosted by RonovanWrites

#43 Prompt: Write a haiku using the words “thought” and “source”