Old Jack – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Pleasures of Hating” by Laure-Anne Bosselaar: hate, bliss, rapture, wig, lips, sandals, loathe, dents, draw, relapse, broccoli, delight

Such a delight when you came back
Rapture of bliss when I saw your sack
I no longer hate nor loathe you
Don’t even think what we’ve gone through
No need for relapse, my lips were black

You’re wearing sandals, my old Jack
And the boat got dents from such thwack
Reunion of faith for what is due
Such a delight

Eating broccoli from your backpack
Healthy things you have when you packed
Not to quarrel again, we both knew
Especially in front of the crew
They are Croatian and Slovak
Such a delight*
(94 words)

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Rondeau is a French form, 15 lines long, consisting of three stanzas: a quintet, a quatrain, and a sestet with a rhyme scheme as follows: aabba aabR aabbaR. Lines 9 and 15 are short – a refrain (R) consisting of a phrase taken from line one. The other lines are longer (but all of the same metrical length).

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