Fiction: The Big Wave

The sun was shining bright and I watched as the water retracted more than usual at the beach.

Then a wave of cool and raging water came down over the village, taking with it everything and everyone it found on its way.

Several deaths. Millions in damage. All in a fraction of a second.

Nothing could have prevented it.

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This post was written in response to the Writing Prompt #28.  The prompt words for this week are:

WAVE | COOL| PREVENT | BRIGHT | WATCH |

The picture is from pixabay.com

Life

A loud THUD, then silence.

His body falls to the ground.

I run to check on him.

His eyes are still open and expressive.

I can hear the drum of his heart.

Good! There is still life on him.

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This post was written in response to the Weekly Writing Prompt #21, which this week prompts for the words:

| SILENCE | EYES| HEART | DRUM | LIFE |

 

 

Weekly Writing Prompt – double take

I’m in the waiting room of the funeral home.
Soon, I’ll meet the person who will be responsible for the burial of my beloved.
Tears roll down from my eyes.
I need to accept that the love of my life ceased to exist.

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This post was written in response to the Weekly Writing Prompt #18 hosted by The Secret Keeper.
This week’s words are:
WAIT | MEET | TEAR | ACCEPT | CEASE

But this first attempt ended up being so sad that I decided to try again for a happier tone.

Below is the second attempt.


 

Oh my gosh, this wait is tearing me apart!
I’m so excited to meet them.
Can you believe it?
My application was accepted to come and dine with The Cease Fire rock band!
So cool!!!!

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Versing

This week, I’m trying to participate for the first time on the Weekly Writing Prompt, hosted by The Secret Keeper.

In this prompt we are supposed to write in any form (fiction or poetry) using the 5 provided words.

This week’s words are:

| GIFT | COIN | VERSE | WORK | REASON |  

I typically write fiction in prose, as poetry is not in my comfort zone. But for this week’s words, and the story they inspired on me, I thought writing is verses would be more appropriate. So I tried…

I wrote a story that’s being told in 5 haikus. Each haiku containing one of the prompt words.

They are haikus in metrics, not so much in essence, but I guess it worked ok-ish.

Let me know what you think.


 

Versing

She had a cool gift.
Did something no one else could.
The gift of speaking!

Not normal speaking.
She always spoke in verse,
and never in prose.

For that same reason,
they offered her a nice job
that would make her rich.

Her work was easy.
All she had to was to speak,
entertaining guests.

With that she would earn
a coin that would allow to
buy her love a gift.

 

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