Category Archives: Micro Fiction

“The Master Craftsman and the Altar of Peace”

The wood speaks in esoteric tongue Naked knots, swooshing swirls from seed sprung. He lays his hand upon the altar grand Offers prayers of peace for prescient young. (Gwawdodyn posted on dVerse Open Link Night, March 12, 2015.)

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“Where Are the Lions and Tigers?”

The ravens ride in chariots Atop a whirling, prescient breeze. Rabbits, mice, their compatriots Fear vicious maelstrom but they freeze. Bloodthirsty wolves with teeth of steel Slash heartlessly amid the storm. Headless corpses no longer feel The pain as devil creatures swarm. Snow falls on fertile pasture … Continue reading

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“The Blatant Virginity of White”

Smoke-stained walls of my prison cell taunt me as the blatant virginity of white blinds my eyes and precise mitered edges delicately pierce the epidermis of my wrists and throat. Toxic drops of cinnabar recreate yesterday’s battlefield as if sun-warmed … Continue reading

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“I Hear….”

“Please leave.” I hear my son’s voice. “I want to be alone with my father.” I hear the talk of strangers. The medical staff. I hear their sounds but do not comprehend their words. The angels of mercy remain. I … Continue reading

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“Ode to the Lowly Paper Clip”

Continu’ous line, curved terminals Aglow with gleaming silver grace. Clip splits to bind prose germinals Or snap on page to mark my place. Two sides make cap and low’r case J Press flat to form the letter S. The Js … Continue reading

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“I Get My News from the Talking Heads”

Al is going to Ferguson MO to stir up interest in the Michael Brown case. Sarah proclaims “ISIS is a monumental threat to everyone’s security….” Chris tries to startle with “Ebola is here and it’s lethal”. And Rush warns “Regime … Continue reading

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“Embracing America”

Early each morning I walk with my friend from next door. She is stunning. Long black hair parted in the middle covers her shoulders like an ermine stole and hangs to her waist like the thick tail of a show … Continue reading

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“Lying in Wait”

(Photo: “Between”, copyright by Brooke Shaden) I lie on my bed waiting. Waiting for the evil Which haunts the space In my desecrated home To strike. It sits at my kitchen table. It eats the food from my cupboard. It drinks … Continue reading

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“Tea with Mrs. Bee”

The day Mrs. Bee came to tea with me Gossip flew ’round the room in a torrent. Then she and me, we agreed to agree To deem gossip by others abhorrent. Mr. Turtle doth churtle with Myrtle Bee said, but … Continue reading

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“Andes Adventure”

As we leave the city of Caracas we pass armed soldiers on street corners a policeman who answered a query with the threat of arrest. We circle the roundabout in the commercial center view elegant mansions glimpse designer-draped matrons men … Continue reading

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