Final Thoughts


The car window whined and knocked as Roger pressed the down button repeatedly.

“Gotta get that fixed,” he mumbled. A blast of misty air smelling of fish and diesel fuel assaulted his nostrils.

He hated the ferry. The cars and trucks sandwiched in rows, bumper to bumper like sardines triggered his claustrophobia.

On choppy days like today, the teeter-tottering of the vessel would likely curdle the yoghurt he’d had for breakfast. It wouldn’t be the first time he’d lost the contents of his stomach on this trip. But this would be the last time. He just didn’t know it yet.


100 words for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers Challenge inspired by the photo above by Ted Strutz.

The Untied States of ‘Merica (No, it’s Not a Typo)

Photo by Ottavio at

The Untied States of ‘Merica (No, it’s Not a Typo)

I don’t think you’re evil, I don’t
misguided, blind, naive perhaps
and I’ll just say it, I am hurt
to learn the things that you believe

when did the rock-a-bye bough break
I don’t think you’re evil, I don’t
when did we cross that great divide
where no one wins and wrong is right

I’m not sure how to fix this mess
not sure that we should even try
I don’t think you’re evil, i don’t
but you, but we, are different now

and I suppose it’s for the best
we’re not the first to meet this fate
when ideology meets hate
I don’t think you’re evil, I don’t

(A Quatern)

A Life Full

to love only once
even if the time is short
is a life full lived


For TJ’s Household Haiku challenge, prompt words: full and only and inspired by TJ’s photo above.

Bright – A Haiku Challenge

bright shiny objects
may appear larger than life
but small in hindsight


For Haiku Horizons Challenge based on the prompt word: Bright.

Deep Darkness – A Haiku Challenge

truth hides in darkness
but for seekers who dig deep
the truth comes to light

~ kat

For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge inspired by the prompt words: darkness and deep.

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