FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER – Hello world!

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Hello, Baihua Mountain” by Bei Dao: guitar, patches, sign, valley, sunlight, slits, tale, distant, waterfall, drifted, hand, abyss

I am on top of the world, hello world
From a distant valley and waterfall
Slits and patches of sunlight I twirled

The sound of the guitar glided to call
Some birds drifted in the abyss that way
Different tales I observe overall

The role I play as I sit by the bay
Is the sky giving me a sign to look?
With blue sky, sometimes bright sometimes grey

I know where things are, no need for guidebook
In the hand of God, I’ll try to do best
I’ll be composed even if the earth shook

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018: WEEK #21Whirligig 162

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Disappear – Daily Prompt

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Hey you, release me from shadowing you
I want to be wooed and meet few crew
I’d like to become a brand new me
To swim in the sea and be free
Leaving the branches of your existence
I want some clearance for my conscience
Channelling my resources to other stuff
I know being apart could be tough
Between you and me beading a space of sadness
I don’t want to make a fuss and I’m ageless
I don’t want to cheat by just disappearing
Instead of us always arguing and brawling
I don’t want our partnership to be chewed out
Let’s go to town to be merry before I dropout
Like that beastly cancer that we couldn’t beat
And for one last time, I’ll give you a treat

For: Disappear

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, Hurry & Last, #Synonyms Only

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I woke up and decided that today’s going to be a slack day. That means, there’s no need to make haste, just take it easy. It doesn’t matter if the day’s cloudy, I’ll drink my coffee from the old pewter tankard. I browse my romantic cloying book, boy falls in love with the girl sort of thing. With my hair still bedraggled from last night’s sleep, I’m still sleepy. And later on, take a shower and put my shirt and old jeans on. I don’t mind, I’m not in the mood for any truculent argument.

Take it easy day
Still sleepy from previous night
No need to be quick

For: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, Hurry & Last, #SynonymsOnly

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Awkward – Daily Prompt

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Trevor is an unobtrusive person. He lacks the ease and relaxation that a non-shy person may naturally have, causing him to come across as weird and awkward. He tends to keep himself to himself. He’s not well-dressed and doesn’t want to draw attention to himself. He’s also a dropout medical student and still lives with his parents. But before he abandoned his studies, he took home a skeleton for reasons nobody knew aside from him and put it in the shed. One day a neighbour was walking his dog at the back of Trevor’s house and saw the skeleton. The neighbour was frightened and called the police. The police came and arrested Trevor for stealing a university hospital’s skeleton.

For: Awkward

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #20 – No swimming allowed

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Due to strong current, no swimming
With some untoward beast of rapid waves
Neurochemical and negative materials
Off screen, not mellow not spring

There’s no amaryllis in sight
There is nothing there for an escapist
Wish it was different from what is actual
Then I could enjoy it despite

A sequence of high and low tides
Some surfers rebel and surf anyway
For them, no such thing as difficult nor some rules
What their adrenaline provides

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

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For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #20Wordle #197

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