Here’s Suzanne Burke’s ‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021’ Image Prompt #40.
I went with a Haibun Poem which is the combination of a prose paragraph and a Haiku/Senryu.
Image by anncapictures from Pixabay
THE GOLD MASK
My pulse quickened as I set the black and gold mask down for the last time. That was my past, and the gold mask was my future. The musical notes sent a knowing quiver through my body. I was born to wear this. The musical birthmark was on the front of my neck like the others before me. I gently stroked the smooth pearl that had adorned the chosen few. Its energy flooded my senses, opening a world saturated in astonishing colors like a rainbow. The autumn feathers that showed my status would always garnish my meticulously braided red hair. In just an hour, I would stand before my people and accept this honor. Then healing and prophecy, from the music of our ancestors, will release my silent voice.
The new fairy queen
Put on the magical mask
Becoming its song.
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Well done, Denise.
Thanks, John 🙂
Wonderfully done, Denise. I especially love the last line of prose paragraph “Then healing and prophecy, from the music of our ancestors, will release my silent voice.” Lovely!
Thank you, Mae 🙂 It would be nice to get that wisdom to release our voices
Nice. The last three lines really tie it up into a bow. Neat pacing trick. You packed a lot into only few words, : )
Thanks, Cathleen 🙂 I love doing Haibuns, and finishing off the story in a Haiku. Its fun to try to get a lot of story unto few words.
What a fun quick story. “Becoming its song.”–that is wonderful.
Thanks, Jacqui. I have fun with these 🙂
How lovely, Denise. I loved the phrasing, the images, the becoming……all so beautiful. 💗
Thanks, Gwen:) Yes this was all about becoming!
It gave me goosebumps, Denise.
Beautiful. Yet I couldn’t shake a foreboding feeling.
Thank you Pat. This could have gone in either direction at one point.
A beautiful, magical take on the prompt, Denise. Thanks for joining in again, my friend. I have just shared this. 🤗
Thanks, Soooz:) What a thought provoking image to work from !
Happy Dancing! I’m so glad you liked it. ❤
The mask is fitting for a magical fairy queen. I love this so much and the poem is just fabulous!
Thanks, Jan. It seems to fit a fairy queen quite nicely:)
Vivid and beautiful Denise, well done. xox
Thank you, Eden xoxo
A lovely haibun, Denise. This is a super picture.
Thank you Robbie. I’m so glad I put the candles in the window.
Beautiful and enchanting haibun, Denise!
Thank you, Vashti 🙂