short story, totally optional prompts

number 9

totally optional prompts: slowly he turned…
photo: nine, rulecam, flickr

checking his watch
it’s barely 9 minutes after
he notices his room number
the number 9 reflected in his eyes
the key smiling in his palm remarks
yes, there is a 9th floor

how can i bypass the mystery
so tired after flying 9 hours
his eyes dry and scratchy

willing his mind to accept
he hesitates possibly 9 seconds
steps into the empty elevator
the carpet plush with luxury
beneath his soft italian slip-ons

subtle as a serious samuri
less his swift sword
his fingers tips tingling
he felt a foreign fear

facing his fate
slowly he turned
pressing the 9th floor
never noticing his stoic passenger

ReadWriteWord, totally optional prompts

long night, short candle

totally optional prompts this week: tardiness
read write word no 16

blank bloodless barren page
silent notably vacant surface
disturbed author decidedly indecisive
his hesitating hand
eager to carve an explanation

waiting willful words
excrete his priceless discourse
liquified and weakened
no longer able to impart

suffer the scorching torment
his feverish head soon drifted
into a soft pillow sleep

destiny on guard
relentless reckoning
the fence of time elapsed
misplaced the encounter collapsed

Napowrimo, Poetry, ReadWritePoem, totally optional prompts


totally optional prompts: photo poems, this week, find an interesting photograph that has meaning for you and write a poem inspired by it; read write poem: napowrimo, day 16
photo: short journey home, maree10210, flickr

absent from her
he waits watching
his distant desire
brake pedal pressed
for passing people

reliving her caress
a careless whisper
her simple subterranean eyes
he is suddenly bothered
by an ache
from rusty shrapnel
drenched in remission
she is
his contentment

ReadWriteWord, tritina

sweeten soothe

Read Write Word #9; and totally optional prompts: repetition, poetry form. attempted the tritina, which is much, much easier than the sestina, blue breeze i attempted a few poems back
photo: durango, colorado, elatawiec62, flickr

duplicate liquid loose locomotive
impersonate steam-filled mirror
rails and rails rumbling rocky

unyielding sleek rugged rocky
steady sings lucid locomotive
nomadic migratory mountain mirror

perched upon a parked mirror
recognize relentless rocky
longing love luminating locomotive

locomotive mirrors a rocky reflection