Posted by: danzierlea | November 16, 2012

Another Flash Challenge

Again, morose.

I don’t know why this one was in my head, but it was. Again, this was prompted by Mr. Chuck Wendig. Check it out here: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/11/16/flash-fiction-challenge-100-word-stories/

100 words, 1 story. Lord only knows why mine came out in poetry. Here you go.

 

Run-on: “Prodigy Dies Playing In Fire”

 

Tock tick tock

Time like a metronome,

Striking keys, ebony, bone,

Melody, memory, something from home.

Onstage offstage

Have I been here before?

“Prodigy of Harmony”

Whirlwind tour…

 

Kings come to hear me play

And Queens, and important men.

“No Children Allowed In Theater”

Why can’t I play for them?

 

Fire in the Opera, burning up the stage.

Piano isn’t burning yet.

Accompany this orange haze.

 

Smoke and heat and sticky keys

Warping notes and tune

I can hear it withering—

Can you hear it too?

 

Time like a metronome,

Striking keys, ebony, bone,

Melody and memory

Never go home.

 

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Responses

  1. Dah-dah-dah DAHH! It seems as though everyone’s had such fun on this one. Who knew small was beautiful?

    • Hehe! 😀 I’m glad you like it.

  2. Beautiful images


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