grappling with fate
nothing thrills me more,
not fortune, nor happenstance…
rouses my soul to believe
in kismet, in providence
that bind us intrinsically
you know…pure magic
For Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge inspired by these words and their synonyms:
Destiny: fortune, serendipity, happenstance, kismet, fate
Challenge: rouse, thrill, grapple.
Captain…not my Captain
it’s not in the cards
call it kismet; call it fate
can’t be gleaned when kibitzers
boasting genius are in charge
Another “fun with synonyms” exercise for Colleen Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge’ using synonyms of the words: destination: kismet, fate, in the cards and guide: captain, genius, inspiration, kibitzer.
you can’t fool karma
because actions speak louder
your words don’t impress
mortals are fated
to create lives worth living
lives worth dying for
For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words Fate (karma) and Make (impress, create)
Photo Credit: Erin Leary
It was the most beautiful house on the harbor, resting on pylons in the shallows surrounded by water lilies and draped in wisteria. The Otis Family lived there for over a hundred years…until the fire.
I remember the flames lapping the night sky turning it an angry red, the heavy smoke eclipsing the full moon. That night I became acquainted with death and the fragility of life.
I visit the harbor when I am home. T’was the flu that kept me from the party that night. The stupid flu that nearly took my life that summer saved me.
kat ~ 4 February 2016
A flash of fiction in response to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields weekly Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge. This week the story is inspired by Erin Leary’s photo above. If you would like to ready other stories or enter your own, click HERE.