CARPE DIEM’S TAN RENGA CHALLENGE #23

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #23, ” into the sea “

At CD,our wonderful host Kristjaan has  once again chosen this lovely starting haiku by Jane Reichhold  for completion of Tan Renga.

melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright

(c) Jane Reichhold

My completion-

lovers rendezvous under
gossamer dreams,starry eyed

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A matter of conscience

Trifecta: Week 108

On now to our one-word prompt.  Remember, you’ve just short of five days to give us a 33-333 word response using the third definition of the following word:

FATHER
1a : a man who has begotten a child; also : sire
  b capitalized (1) : god 1 (2) : the first person of the Trinity
2: forefather
3a : one related to another in a way suggesting that of father to child  
  b : an old man —used as a respectful form of address

Remember:

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words. 
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. 
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response. 
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer. 
  • This weekend’s challenge is community judged.

See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.YwUXL4M9.dpuf

Returned last evening and am still tired and reeling from the euphoric effects of my school reunion.Just logged in an hour or so back and saw the prompt.Could not think of anything brilliant or funny-so the following 332 words will have to do 😛

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A matter of conscience

“Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been a week since my last confession,” said the voice from the confessional and Father Nathan shivered.

He knew the owner of that voice. Luke was a womaniser and every time he cheated, he would come in to confess.  Nathan suspected that Luke was not contrite or penitent but was using the excuse to brag about his sexual exploits.

Nathan sighed inwardly as Luke began to talk. Nathan felt tired and wondered if he could just slip away. His mind wandered back to the night he had stumbled on Father Jerome’s doorstep, some 10 years ago.

It had been a dark and rainy night. Nathan, then only 30, had been running-away from his old life, his broken heart and most of all himself. He had not eaten a full meal for many weeks and not slept well since the incident .His clothes were ragged and hung on his skeletal frame. His eyes were sunken pools of blood.

 No one looking at him could have imagined that this was the same handsome and smart Detective Nathan who had been the heart throb of every young girl in town.

But then things had gone horribly wrong.

Marcie’s case had intrigued him. She was a suspect in the murder of her husband. Soon Nathan was meeting her more than was required and before long, they had become embroiled in a hot and passionate affair. Then one day it all came out in a sordid manner-she was found to be guilty and he was suspended for trying to shield her. The paparazzi had a field day filling the pages of their tabloids with juicy tales and photos.

So he had run. Father Jerome had taken him in and healed his body and soul.

Life changed for Nathan but at times like this, he still remembered his own past and cringed. Unlike Luke, he had a conscience…

Nathan realized that Luke had stopped talking. He smiled, thanking God. 

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Lucky me!

Friday Fictioneers

It is that time of the week again when Rochelle Wisoff-Fields,our wonderful hostess at FF ,posts the picture prompt.The challenge is to write a 100 word flash ficion based on that picture.Now Rochelle herself sets the ball rolling with a fantastic spin herself.This in turn sends around 100 writers from all over the world,scurrying for their muse and their magic quills and the fun begins:-)What?You don’t believe me?Ok,head over to her site(http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/friday-fictioneers-2/)  and read for yourself.

Here is the picture prompt for this week by Jean L.Hays.

 

Copyright- Jean L. Hays

Copyright- Jean L. Hays

 

Am off to spin my tale.This week sadly am not going to be able to read any of the entries because tomorrow am travelling to my home town for a 3 day reunion bash with my (school) class mates and will be having no access to net(no time too) till I return on the 26th,So wishing all my friends,readers and followers at FF a very  cheerful and happy festive season,God bless you all:-)

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Lucky me!

A renowned marine biologist.

 She was 30, successful, surrounded by people but lonely.

A struggling artist.

He was 22, a high school dropout with no money, yet happy.

A chance meeting at a stained glass exhibition led to love.

Mismatched, some said.

Odd couple said others.

When they decided to tie the knot, few gave their marriage more than six months.

I was one of the few.

Today, 35 years later, my wife Millie and me, look at the stained Glass door and smile.

It was my first job and it gave me more than I had ever dreamt of.

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Christmas Pudding

Trifextra: Week Ninety-Eight

 

Trifextra says,“Now onto this week’s Trifextra prompt. Charles Dickens, in A Christmas Carol, wrote “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” We are giving you exactly 33 words to make us laugh out loud and spread some festive cheer.”

See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.C0AqeSTM.dpuf

Here come my 33 words.

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Christmas pudding

Honey, what’s for dessert?

Season’s favourite-Christmas pudding! Taste some?

Umm …yummy but has a funny flavour.

That must be Silvadene.

What!!

Darling, it got burnt a bit. So I applied the ointment…

Ack!

(Author’s note- “Silver sulfadiazine (INN, or silvadene) is a topical sulfonamide/silver[1] antibacterial used as a topical cream on burns.)

 

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Carpe Diem special-Hando

Carpe Diem Special #67, Hando’s 3rd ”sit in silence”

 

For this special challenge at CD,our amazing host Kristjaan has challenged us to write a haiku in the same spirit as tone as the one below by the wonderful haiku-poet Hando.

on the Snowmass slope
even the magpies on the fence 
sit in silence 
 
(c) Hando
 
These are my three attempts 🙂
 

Purity of the soul
speckled by dark thoughts
silent atonement

Blackbirds of cacophony
dotting the snowy landscape
contemplating

In the winter chill wearing
snow capes,conserving warmth,
dark shapes huddle

(Atreyee)

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Carpe Diem’s little ones # 8 – Cinquain

Carpe Diem’s Little Ones #8, ”Cinquain”

 

At Carpe Diem,our host Kristjaan has set us a new challenge-to write a cinquain. This is what he says about this challenge.

At its most basic level, ‘cinquain’ simply means a stanza (or poem) with five lines. However, the word also refers to either of two more specific types of five-line poems. The first type is usually centered to give it a diamond shape and has the following format:

First line: a one-word subject or title.
Second line: two adjectives which describe the subject.
Third line: three verbs relating to the subject.
Fourth line: four words forming a phrase, sentence, or set of feelings relating to the subject.
Fifth line: one word which summarizes the poem or restates the subject.

The second and more traditional type is simpler and requires only that the pattern of syllables per line in the poem is 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.”

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This was a really tough one and I hope I have understood and followed the rules correctly.This is my first attempt at writing this form of poetry.I have tried both the types 🙂

Type I

Farewell
painful, clumsy
leaving, severing,refusing
to accept the final
goodbye

 

Type II

Parting
not so easy
unshed tears empty arms,
a longing -watching,waiting for
return

 

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Carpe Diem -Tan Renga #22

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #22, JRB’s “The Sweetest of Dreams”

For this week’s Tan Renga challenge at CD ,our gracious host Kristjaan has chosen this lovely haiku by  JRB of Five-Seven-Five.

the sweetest of dreams
flowing like silk on her skin
sharp intake of breath                                          

 (JRB)

Here is my completion.

passionate kisses,eyes close
her lips part in ecstasy

(Atreyee)

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