Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021’ Week #37 #IARTG #FlashFiction #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts #poetry #haibun #poem @pursoot

Here’s Suzanne Burke ‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021’ Week #37.

I’m using the Haibun Poem format, which is a combination of a prose paragraph and a Haiku/Senryu.

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay


I grasped the small brass key tightly in my hand. The wooden door was now within my reach. It was the opening to the dreaded thirteenth colony. This is the place they sent people who asked too many questions. I glanced back into the darkness of what had been my existence. There had been no tears shed, and no one had stayed to say goodbye. I accepted I was no longer a part of their lives. My hand shook as I inserted the key and heard the click. Taking a deep breath, I pushed the door open. Vivid colors and a warm glow welcomed me into a place of beauty where my mother was waiting. Smiling, I shut the door on a world of fools.

Stepping into light

Leaving the dark cave behind

I found my answer.

36 thoughts on “Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021’ Week #37 #IARTG #FlashFiction #WritingCommunity #WritingPrompts #poetry #haibun #poem @pursoot”

  1. Oh, I loved this, Denise. You created a whole story in a few short words. You know this could make an amazing YA novel if you cared to dip your pen. Wink. Wink. Hint. Hint.

    1. Thank you, Jan. I feel like this is the life of authors always taking that chance and opening the door.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: