“Fiction in A Flash Challenge!”

Welcome to today’s blog which is about a flash-fiction challenge. Author Suzanne Burke’s “Week #5. Image Prompt” is now available. Join in, have fun, and let loose your creative muse. #FictionInAFlash @pursoot Here is this week’s photo prompt.

According to Wikipedia, marionettes were first used in 2000 BC in Egypt, perhaps before using actors. In French, marionette means “little Mary” and during the Middle Ages, Biblical stories were often reenacted. Most of the time the Virgin Mary was in these performances. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marionette

I received a Howdy-Doody marionette from my grandparents one Christmas when I was seven-years-old. I tried to manipulate the strings, which turned out to be very challenging. However, I did not lose my enthusiasm for marionette and puppet shows.

For this challenge, I have written my first Haiku poem, which is a short form of Japanese poetry. It consists of three lines, with seventeen syllables divided into 5/7/5 syllables. I hope you enjoy it.

Please contact Suzanne Burke at https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/ with your entry. And, I would love to read your comments.