‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #21 NEW Image Prompt! #IARTG #WritingCommunity #flashfiction #writingprompts @pursoot

Here’s my Haibun Poem for Suzanne Burke’s ‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #21 NEW Image Prompt!

A Haibun Poem combines a prose poem (the paragraph) and a Haiku/Senryu.


Wood slats replace the glass in my childhood home. Rocks and years have stripped away its beauty. Long ago, this empty house was full of life. People traveled great distances to attend the lavish parties. Our family was admired and respected until I disappeared. They hung my beloved husband for a crime he didn’t commit. Only I knew that, though, and no one heard my ghostly protests. Someday we’ll be reunited, but only after people finally learn the truth.

The house isn’t haunted

I only want to be found

My murderer died with me.

36 thoughts on “‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #21 NEW Image Prompt! #IARTG #WritingCommunity #flashfiction #writingprompts @pursoot”

  1. Well done, Denise. Now I want to explore the house and surroundings — to see if the narrator and her murderer can be found.

    1. I’m thinking about it. All I have to do is settle who the murderer is…but it is definitely lingering with me.

    1. Thank you, Jan! A picture like this has so many possibilities I almost didn’t know what directoin to go 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for this chilling Haibun, Denise. It’s a perfect addition to the prompt. I have scheduled it to be posted shortly. Thanks again for taking part. 😊

  3. I just saw this on Soooz’s blog. It’s exceptional, Denise. There’s so much happening and so much story being told in your Haibun (which is a whole new form for me). Excellent job!!

    1. Thank you, Mae:) I love combining a paragraph and poem to tell a story. I’ve had so much fun learning new formats it really stimulates creativity. Xo

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