Lyin’ or King?

For this prompt, I have created two very different responses. I hope each one evokes an emotional reaction. King? Who am I? My name’s Claude. Some call me “King of the Beasts.” Don’t let the name fool you. The hyennas still charge me WAY too much for coffee. They say I’m getting a “royal” discountContinue reading “Lyin’ or King?”

Be

Baby boy, be brave, Be benevolent, behave. Be unburdened, bare and bold, But obedient to what you’re told. Before you begin to be, Break no bonds with me. My wee beloved bairn, Brilliant, beyond compare, Be humble, but be proud; Let bounteous blessings abound. I begat your beginning breath, But bid you goodbye in death.Continue reading “Be”

Spiral of Depression

It usually starts with something small Sometimes I don’t know what it was at all Sometimes I do I add more to it, things that don’t even relate My mind spins as it gets bigger, inflates Like a spiral, it grew I’m so far out that I can’t trace it back to where it beganContinue reading “Spiral of Depression”

The Hand of Death

The first time I saw the Hand of Death, it was reaching for my sister. I pulled her toward me before it could take hold of her. We had taken our father’s fishing boat out into the middle of the lake. My sister had gone into the water for a swim while I remained inContinue reading “The Hand of Death”

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Warnings

I was visiting a small village in Italy. I can’t tell you the name of it, but it’s not that I don’t remember; I’m just not allowed to mention the name, nor how to get there. I stumbled upon it by accident, really, so I’m not sure I could tell you anyway. I had beenContinue reading “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Warnings”