The chicken went across easy peasy without so much as a cluck. He rowed back. The chicken blinked at him on the shore in some chicken variant of Morse code. Continue reading
The twins weren’t deaf. Continue reading
A manic clown approached with a whip cream pie. Monsters swarmed out of the murk. The clown cackled loudly. Continue reading
If it were between a root canal and airlines, Ariana voted for dentists. Instead she watched the carousel. The suitcase lay open on the conveyor belt. Her intimate possessions exposed.
The drooling biggest loser had been disturbing. The plane odors gagged. The life story of the mid-life crisis drilled into a migraine. She shuddered. Would he be here? Offer help? Her heart hammered, her breathing faster.
She scooped the remains up. Airline gorillas had shattered the latch. Flight delayed, she was hungry, tired and frustrated. Ariana sniffled. She tried not to cry.
Someone grabbed her from behind, kissed her. Jack.
(100 word flash – Challenge)
The croissants never turned out light and fluffy. The chef despaired at their waxy, plastic texture. Nobody ate them.
His life goal turned brick. The Food Network was fantastic, distant. He plunked in a playful pit of gloom. Perhaps if he learned how to use this frying pan. Continue reading
“Tax and spend” an angry radio voice
Late for work, her blouse had lost a button
The mirror broken, reflected her oddly
A photo album lay on the dressing table
Men playing horseshoes in black and white
Long skis hiss over the hard pack snow
Calories burn, stamina endures, forest slides past
A lone refugee seeking solitude, silence, peace
Finds a rabbit ensnared in a lasso like trap
Caterpillar belches smoke, trees tumble, gold to mine
This is the fifth of the five line poems each using five random words in five days.
A highway out paved by athletics
Free ride given on the open prairie
Climbing the stats, the internet watches
Buzzing like mosquitoes fans entertained
NCAA, expensive coat, another dream ends
Ride over, the dodgem slows, stops
Unexpected seamed stocking legs seen
Music drifts as guitars jam through the arcade
High heeled shoes strut, sway in rhythm
Vanishes forever another divine marble Venus