Symbolism

Fight to Write: Symbolism (I am having a go)

  • colour symbolism
  • connotative language (especially verbs!)
  • allusions

Hmmm…. subtle hints and beating around the bush; negative or positive colouring of actions; and ideas or qualities summed up in a hue. What theme shall I tie it all to? ย I’ll give myself a choice of three…

  1. Death
  2. Love
  3. Pain, of the inescapable kind.

It’s 15:23 and I am cold, and the pot of water is boiling faster on the stove.

Faster than I can run and stop it.

With a blow.

The steam dissipates

and my cup is empty, hollow,

and bone white

I pour the boiling liquid by the brimful

One for you

One for me

Taste of amber, on the tip of my tongue

Burning memories permanently over hazier sun-filled days

You wait for the steam to slow its roiling

and sip when almost cool…

Eyes setting below rim of your cup

beaming directly at me.

Drained, the cup is stained

with a glimmering reflection.

It’s 15:30 and it took a shorter time than I thought.

~

I reckon I was greedy and swallowed all three for my theme!

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Horror
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Bouncing like a ball
through life
A caged tiger
wearing thin.

Life is not meant to live in a cage
open the door, free the bird
Love is not meant to live in rage
open the heart, free the pain

Horror
at what I have done.
Rage
at my tortures
Shame
at my disclosure
Tears
at my expression
Hope
for my salvation

Grasping the vine
I am dragged up by hope
Carried by kindness
and blossom in love

Mending cracks and broken pieces
with love and pure gold
Beauty shines within this girl
created new and whole

Evergreen
In love always
Morning shower
rains sunshine today

Sunrise

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– – – Sunrise – – –

clear skies

promise

kept

a new day

Check out Opinionated Man’s Writing Challenge at HarsH ReaLiTy, “What does a sunrise mean to you?”

Sunrise dazzles with a new promise: the sun will shine today, and in the same moment proves a promise kept. The sun sinks in the evening, promising to return after a period of darkness. Soft light, birdsong, and first hint of warmth arrives to patient earth. Fresh morning sunrays awaken life within forests and seas. Night’s creatures fold back into dark shadows. And with a fullness, we all breathe in. Yesterday is cleared away, and a new day begins.

Sunrise colouring pic available here.

Chatting about the Flash Fiction

Here is a handy place to introduce yourself, chat about your flash fiction, wonder what is going on, express yourself outside of the story, talk about ideas you want to add next, and generally hang out in a written-word kind of way, while we all build an amazing piece of writing together. Have a laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ Invite friends and blogger buddies.

Heelllllooooo everybodeeeee! And Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

Feel free to drop your blog links here too.

Writing buddies, writing group, Add a Something Flash Fiction

Just recently I started “Add a Something Flash Fiction” and now I want to invite people to join in and also bring along more buddies to get the creativity really rolling. Let’s make up a story.

The lack of rules for today are:

1. Break them

2. Don’t stick to the 50 words for a beginning, middle or end.

3. Choose from the Topics, or make up your own…. let’s get started! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some Topics:

1. Cheese sticks

2. Like a Rhino

3. My mother wouldn’t

Extra Notes:

Yes, it is okay to put one single word. Or “splat.”

Yes it is okay to write over 50 words, and copy and paste them into your own blog post.

It’s also okay to write a few words here, and then go write lots more on your own blog.

And it is okay to link back here, because we might like to come visit and see what else you’ve written!

If you want a special place to chat about what is happening, well….. what I will do is create another post right now, called “Chatting about the Flash Fiction.” Feel free to comment freely on it.

Okay – first commenter gets to pick the topic and set the scene… go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚