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This is my entry for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Photo credit to Sonya from the blog “Only 100 Words.” A big thanks to her for the picture and to Priceless Joy for running the challenge.

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Word Count: 150

We met under the tower every night as the moonlight cast strange shadows and the gulls cawed overhead.

I always thought the tower looked a bit like a turnip on stilts, but I didn’t tell Miranda that. It wouldn’t have been a particularly romantic comment. She had told me it reminded her of Christmas, the dark green conical thing like a metal tree. She thought the thing on top looked like a star.

My brother told me he thought it looked like a spaceship escape module, coming in to land, filed with heroic astronauts returning home. They’d seen things no one had ever seen, found things no one had ever found, and now they were back.

Sometimes I look at it and I can see that or the Christmas tree. Mostly, though, I see the turnip.

We could find out what is really is, but where’s the fun in that?

 

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Poem- Black Tower

Posted: September 23, 2015 by J.A. Prentice in Poem
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This is a poem I wrote using some fantasy imagery. There’s a bit of a story to it, but it’s more of a scene.

Black Tower

Black stone tower stands over desolate wasteland

Surrounded by death- lifeless rocks, leafless trees, fields of dirt

Once there were great fields of dandelions,

Vineyards of fertile vines, bearing grapes the size of apples,

Forests full of arching branches and bright green leaves

Running brooks, crystal clear

Long grasses and shade-granting trees

Now- nothing but death and desolation

The black tower stands

And within the arched hall

There sits a man upon on a broken throne

His fingers grasp it like an infant grasping its mother

Robes of power drape greying bones

Lifeless eyes sit beneath golden crown

Once there was life here, but no more

No more