Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #245 An Exmoor tale of superstition and a gullible wife

Charlie Bates was happy with life

often going on Saturday night

to his local pub for a pint

then go home to his wife

making his way across the moor

but one day he was very late

his wife worried about his fate

till he came in through the door

claiming he’d been pixie led

with a smile his worried wife said

next time fool, here’s what you do

turn widdershins, they can’t bother you.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #167 #Oui, je suis un rock star

I was in a band with a guy named Mick

my guitar riffs were oh so slick

but now even I’m too old my day is done

so I spend my time sitting in the sun

waiting for my next part in a pirate flick

Who am I?

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Ronovan writes Decima prompt #93 #Memories

Whilst stationed in the Hindu Kush

something that I can still recall

was every day before nightfall

over the mountains would come a hush

just the song of a single thrush

his liquid song like crystal clear

and all would pause the notes to hear

while every day his song we heard

we never saw the tuneful bird

something we all found rather queer

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Ronovan writes #Haiku prompt #393

the red sun goes down

a line of geese in the sky

dusk precedes the dark

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #240 Guardian of the forest

Whether in a sunlit forest clearing or hidden deep within the dank, moist shade he will be found forever preening a gaudy, strutting Indian brave, proudly standing with his tail displayed, a hundred eyes are always watching throughout earth’s history was there ever found in nature a sight quite matching the splendour of each jewelled […]

Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #240 Guardian of the forest

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #244 #All in a day’s work

When asked about June twenty eighteen

I will always remember the scene

What I did was not being brave

Rescuing the boys who were trapped in that cave

The, “Wild Boars,” junior football team

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #166 Spooky

Twixt bin and bench one day was found

a full three feet below the ground

some curious objects from history

giving rise to a local mystery

when asked how old no one seemed to know

but they were placed there long ago

now if you want to go and see’em

you’ll have to visit the county museum

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #243 The King and I

I’d like to tell you about a king

who was rather free with wedding rings

and got wed a full six times

giving rise to a nursery rhyme

his throne was destined for another

but untimely death befell his brother

his temerity to all was clear

but soon he began to rely on fear

and by his capricious nature

those once called friend now often traitor

Who am I?

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Ronovan writes #Decima prompt #91 #Devotions,

At six o’clock the vespers bell,

in gloomy silence through the aisle

eight black clad figures slowly file

I waking now, might fear in hell

but memory my chest would swell

as fulfilling spiritual need

I turn the page from which I read

the chosen passage of the day

while with heads bowed my brothers pray

as we avow our daily creed

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #165 Orphan

What’s that creature down below

basking in the summer glow

it looks like a kitten to me

perhaps it floated in on the sea

shall we go down and pick it up

no look again it’s a seal pup

it’s mother’s probably quite near

she’ll look after the little dear

but if she doesn’t come back soon

well tell the warden who knows what to do

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