FFfAW– The Great Poet

Posted: January 26, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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Whilst Greg wouldn’t yet classify himself as being on the level of Shakespeare, he thought he was, at the very least, on par with Homer. He was an artist, armed with a moleskin notebook and a pen. Each word, each letter, each stroke of the pen was careful and deliberate.

He looked at the sunflower as if it were a holy text, searching each yellow petal and brown seed for meaning.

What can a great artist like myself learn from such a plant? he wondered, tapping his pen up and down on the notebook page.

At last, with a triumphant sound, he wrote his words.

“Oh great Sunflower

Tall like a tower

You are so yellow

And so Mellow.”

He smiled at the poem proudly and shut the notebook.

Well, he thought, there’s one poem down. Time to take a break. Genius like that isn’t easy.

Word Count: 146

This is my entry for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The photo prompt was provided by Sonya, owner of the blog, Only 100 Words. I’d like to thank her for providing the picture and Priceless Joy for running the challenge.

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Yep, I’m sure that’s exactly the way Homer started. (Stifles laughter.) Keep trying Greg!

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  2. Haha! Greg has quite a high opinion of himself. 🙂 I would hate to be around him when he finds out otherwise. But he certainly is a likeable character! Wonderful story J.A.

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  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Cute poem. I guess he saw himself in a different light, then others who would read his work. Great job.

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  4. Genius does need to be nurtured and rest is a good way, one never knows where the next sea of inspiration may come from….very entertaining…

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  5. Ellespeth says:

    At least he keeps observing and writing 🙂 Sometimes, practice makes perfect..so they say.

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  6. He just needs more practice. At least he’s confident (a little over confident though 😅). Great story! 😄

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  7. Lovely fun story.
    At least his full of hope and confidence.
    Although I think one outweighs the other.😂

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  8. HIs poem is quite Homeric, not, ha ha. I love it. I have to say that it does irk me when people say anyone can write. Like that’s the one thing – the one thing I have that I can do with a modicum of talent, and well, anyone can do it, big deal. Ok, maybe I’m a bit like Greg.

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  9. samratkel says:

    This made me smile. Such pleasure in a simple poem – lovely.

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