FICTION IN A FLASH CHALLENGE #13

Welcome to today’s blog. Once again, author, Suzanne Burke offers a flash fiction challenge based on a photo prompt. Everyone is welcome to participate. https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/

This week’s photo prompt created many stories and poems in my mind, but I finally chose to write a Tanka poem about magic, healing, and the beauty of nature. A Tanka poem is one flowing, unbroken line with 31 syllables separated into 5/7/5/7/7 parts. The actual photo prompt is nestled in the lower right corner of the larger photo.

WALKING IN THE WOODS

I SEE A MAGICAL KEY

 ON THE FOREST FLOOR

THAT WHEN MY FINGERS TOUCHED IT

MY DISEASED BODY WAS HEALED.

I always enjoy reading your comments from which I find encouragement and support. In this time of world troubles, I rely on positivity, faith, and magic. How do you cope during these days? If you found a key, would it bringing healing, love, or would it just be a key?

My thanks to Suzanne Burke, who provides these flash fiction opportunities on a regular basis. She is an award-winning author of several books. https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/

12 thoughts on “FICTION IN A FLASH CHALLENGE #13

    1. I apologize if I did miss replying to your comment, Denise. I am enjoying the challenge of Tanka and Haiku poetry so I appreciate your comment. I think we all need the key right now. There is so much unrest, turmoil, and unknowns.
      I hope you are not being affected by the California fires. Prayers for all those in harm’s way.

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      1. It’s a great challenge to do Tanka and Haikus, Karen and I am enjoying it too. It’s a different approach than free verse. Yes, we do need that key right now.
        We are safe right now. Our local fire is almost out, just dealing with smoke. It’s hard to wrap my mind around how many fires are burning right now. We are all packed and ready to go if needed. Yes, prayers for all those dealing with these fires and weather events. xo

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  1. Thanks so much for this positive and uplifting Tanka, Karen. We desperately need to find that key. I have just had the pleasure of featuring your post on the Challenge site. Thanks again for taking part. 😊

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