#Writober Day 22: Broken Pieces

#OctPoWriMo

Today’s OctPoWriMo theme is Broken pieces. The suggested form is Loop Poetry.

Some pieces were too small to find

Destroyed in an instant
instant change from whole  to schism
schism grew to a frightening ruin
ruin came with a clack, clatter, crash!

Shattered into tiny shards
shards hiding from the light
light glistens from sharp secrets
secrets stab surprise slivers

Fractured into tiny fragments
fragments scattered by force
force, so unexpected and unfair
unfair doesn’t matter once it’s done

Find a replacement in time
time for an intermission of sort
sort through the rubble for the salvage
salvage a frail fragment of hope

 

#Writober4

The image for Day 22 on the Pinterest board shows a series of evil thought.

My take: This image makes me think of reincarnation or the idea that evil passes from one person to another through the ages. It could be showing that power is in ideas that are passed from one person to another.

Micro-fiction: Madame Yazima could feel the power surging. After all of these years, she had mastered her connection to her muse and would finally see her destiny clearly. However, the pure knowledge came with a horrible understanding: power corrupts. She could see the many powerful her muse had corrupted before her. They had all met terrible ends. She knew there was no going back; her fate awaited.

Writing Process and Tools

Emotion: defeat

Creepy verbs: terrify, terrorize, haunt, follow, lurk

Story Cubes Symbols: fish, hand, tree, clock (10:30), alien, flash light, question mark, sheep, book

Woodland creature: mole – a company of moles, a labor of moles, a movement of moles

Collective noun: An ohm of electricians

Horror trope: mutants

Oblique Strategies: Once the search is in progress, something will be found

 

Happy Reading and Writing!