FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER – Leaving the Nest

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when he was young, everything that he saw he asked WHAT
was that about, curious on things here and there, that IS
why did it happen or tell me more, about the birds and THE
bees and where did he come from and what was the USE,
of this thing and that. We tried to answer as much but I
sometimes wasn’t sure of stuff, then he started to FEEL
more and more confident, learning them by himself LIKE
how to cycle, how to ski, to play fair, to get ready SAYING,
I can do this and know what I want. Lots of things to LEARN
before he could fly the nest, and he took his time and willing TO
do his homework, his guitar, his football, his drama and STICK
to them like glue, after all, when all was said and done and YOUR
world doesn’t include us anymore, better to be ready in your HEAD
that we’re just a phone call away or in our case, we can skype IN
the weekend and you can tell us about your week and we’ll do THE
same from our side of the world and we see each other on EARTH,
time for us to get use to you not being here, that it’s just us now AND
we are so proud of you and what you have achieved and perhaps MAYBE
and indeed life is wonderful, as we are behind whatever you do and YOU’LL
appreciate more when you come back here, which is your home STILL
from the bottom of our hearts wish you the best of luck for you to SURVIVE.

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #28

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER – Waiting

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he’d seen her pass by
nearly missing her train
their eyes met

love at first sight
struck a conversation
her smile was heaven

same train, same time
she, amongst the crowd
made his day

after some time
she wasn’t there anymore
what has happened?

he wandered around
without relief seeks lost love
pain lasts inside out

to lose a star
the song stopped, the world’s still
will she ever come back?

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #27

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER – Help! I need some help!

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Help! I need some help!
I’m stuck, don’t know why
Covered with some kelp
All the pressure apply

I’m stuck, don’t know why
Have I upset you?
I miss you, I can cry
I’m feeling the blue

Covered with some kelp
Starting to be hungry
The dog is in whelp
And I cannot be free

All the pressure apply
I shout and I shout
I just have to say bye
And I’m so worn-out*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Quadrilew

For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #26

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER – A place so woebegone

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There is a place so woebegone
This particular road and yon
Muted and parched of happiness
And nestled in suburbia
The absence of you and drama
Your acerbic comments and cuss

And thus I miss your behaviour
I really don’t know the answer
Could be deleterious or not
Numerous reasons to forget
But my curiosity to whet
Being with you is rather fraught

And I thought, that road is quite long
Not furlong, but memories lot*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Jeffreys Sonnet

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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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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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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018: WEEK #14

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Fly away, fly away
I’m always on my way
This way, that way, it doesn’t matter
What’s important is I’m basically very able
To try one thing and if it doesn’t work
I’ll try something else and do more legwork
Until I find one that works and I’m satisfied
The trial and error gives me a sense of pride
I know this attitude can get me worldwide
As well as it keeps me occupied
Always an adventure I’m after
Some questions to answer
What’s on the other side?
I’ll go and find my guide
So fly away, fly away
On such a lovely day

For: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018: WEEK #14

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