January 5: Flash Fiction Challenge – Rattle that lock

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rattling sound. It can be an intimidating sound of protest, a disorienting loud sound, a musical expression or a gentle baby’s toy. Go where the prompt leads you.

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Rattle that lock and lose those chains
Don’t let them take over the reins
Get out of that dark forest
Don’t want it to be the bleakest
Force your way into the light
Don’t give up easily the fight
Beneath the waterfalls such force
And within us we’ve got resource
Marvellous sound the falling water
We won’t know until we’ve entered
Rattling but so soothing
All the positive force it brings
Think a little and send us the rain
We’ve got the power to reign
Rattle that lock and lose those chains
Don’t let them take over the reins

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: January 5: Flash Fiction Challenge

3 Comments

  1. That’s a powerful take on the prompt! I like the form you used for the poem, too. That’s the first I’ve heard of David Gilmore’s song, so thanks for sharing it and expanding the artistic interpretation of rattle!

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