The Dead’s Mistakes #poem #flashfiction

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I pause on the little stone bridge That overlooks the brook. The water passes beneath the arch of stones Gurgling over pebbles and bubbling past weeds. I listen to the voice of the brook A voice that has lived much longer than I have, A voice that has witnessed days of gladness And days of … Continue reading The Dead’s Mistakes #poem #flashfiction

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#poem “Can There Be A Way?”

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I look out a window at the tree that grows too close to the power lines A gorgeous oak tree, vibrant and strong. But it must be cut down, Because of this increasingly claustrophobic, industrial world There’s little room for nature to grow. Pavement replaces soil Streetlamps replace trees Stars are blinded out by false … Continue reading #poem “Can There Be A Way?”

Journey Into Flume Gorge

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My family went to Flume Gorge, up in the  Franconia Notch State Park of New Hampshire. It's one of the coolest gorges, with walls 70-90 feet high in places, and a nature trail that continues through the mountain forest, past a waterfall and across a covered bridge. There's something magical about the place, when you're … Continue reading Journey Into Flume Gorge

“Battle Against The Fae” & “Negotiation” #haiku #microfiction #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week's words: Hope & Stay. "Battle Against The Fae" The Seal was fixed, dark Fae fell back into their Realm, Hope stayed for Ireland. ~ "Negotiation" The dragon approached. Rin's sword stayed at the ready, Hoping for a truce...   © 2017-present E.E. Rawls & RawlsE.wordpress.com Don't forget to subscribe to … Continue reading “Battle Against The Fae” & “Negotiation” #haiku #microfiction #poems

The Grump Wizard

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I wrote a fun short story for you today, for the #MakeTheVillainAHero challenge posted over on Tales From a Modern Bard! Enjoy. 🙂 "The Grump Wizard"  by E.E. Rawls The old wizard stared down at the village tucked in the valley. For years he’d been helping the villagers—increasing their crops, curing illness, bringing sunny skies, … Continue reading The Grump Wizard

“Go Out On A Limb” #tanka #poems

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For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity that helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Amused & Irate. This grew into a Tanka style poem, 5/7/5/7 syllables. “Go Out On A Limb” Up she reached and reached Yet the peach dangled too high. Others were laughing Amused by her vain attempt To reach the … Continue reading “Go Out On A Limb” #tanka #poems

“Hope” & “Bravery” #haiku #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Miracle & Save. “Hope” “I’ll save you, somehow,” The girl rose from Mother’s side “Miracles are real.” ~ “Bravery” The army approached. No miracle could save them, But she would … Continue reading “Hope” & “Bravery” #haiku #poems

Cost Of Victory & Determination #haiku #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Leap & Throb. “Cost Of Victory” Her heart throbbed with pain Though it also leaped with joy The victory won Though at a terrible price Many lives altered. ~ “Determination” … Continue reading Cost Of Victory & Determination #haiku #poems

Try, And Try Again

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BLUE butterflies were an important source of income for the Farfalle Village each spring, and the week was soon approaching when they would pass through the nearby woods. Emma was determined to be among the young people who caught one for her family. She watched the villagers working on their nets to catch the special … Continue reading Try, And Try Again

“Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Beautiful & Curse. “Greed” Beautiful ruby Beware what greed manifests The jewel’s curse spreads. ~ “Dare Not Touch” The waves were a curse, She watched their beauty sadly As her life … Continue reading “Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems