Six Word Stories #1

I was recently reading material from several bloggers I follow and one caught my eye, as in, I would like to try that! I must give credit for this idea to In Noir Velvet. Her six word stories are interesting, sometimes haunting. I am new to this and not sure from where her images come. I believe they may be her own. With my clumsy attempts, I will give image credit when due, of course. Here is my first attempt:


Sun and wind gave her energy.

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There was a time in my life
The massive world before me
Windows opened for the climb
Falcon through air, winged beauty

Now fading like light during sunset
Battles fought, young spirit adrift
Time looking more like a threat
Childlike vision no longer a gift

Changes clear, reflections of truth
Gravity winning the war
Hands on the clock steals my youth
Like paper strange images tore

Is it over; is there still time
Mind can’t fathom reality
New visions; not in my prime
Weighing in on mortality

Perhaps this fear and retreat
Betrayal deep; my own doing
Notions no longer so sweet
Point of view my own brewing

Inevitable is this shift
Circle of life; dust to dust
Fought the war, memories swift
Rewards a life I must trust

Looking For and Thinking About Book/Plot Ideas

Working behind the scenes a bit lately. I am working on ideas for a book or short story. No doubt, poetry is easier for me to write; however, I cannot give up the thought of a book because it is challenging. If it was simple, everyone would be doing it.

I am also working on Master Class with James Patterson, an online class I enrolled in. There are some homework assignments that I need to work on. Perhaps I will share them here.

Some of the people I am following are spitting out pieces right and left. God bless them, but right now it is not working that way for me.

So, just checking in and will be back writing soon.


The Tree

Branches and twigs strong and brown
In every direction no compass around
Leaves the color nature gives so freely
Swaying as the wind whispers ideally
Standing as the crowning glory of honor
Surrounded by others given to fawner
Many years old improving with age
Extrinsic beauty only God can stage


Forgotten Child No Longer

Eyes of brown, no sparkle or sheen
Hair tight to face, dark and unclean
Child of neglect, heartbreaking behavior
Child forgotten, demanding a savior

Too skinny and small, concealing his age
This boy lacking care, wishing to turn a page
Child in need, heartbreaking behavior
Child abandoned, demanding a savior

Covered in fabric, all requiring launder
Dreaming of someplace else, only to wander
Child in pain, heartbreaking behavior
Child of God, demanding a savior

Youngsters romping around, no thoughts of the boy
Happy dwellings to return, bellies to fill with savoy
Child alone, no change in behavior
Child hopeless, desperate for a savior

Easier to mask, truth will be uncovered
Some attention paid, easily discovered
Child unknown, unsuitable behavior
Child with worth, will there be no savior

Acting out unprepared, easier to scream
Body of injury, true family but a dream
Child of value, improper behavior
Child of future, in need of a savior

Another approaches, big smile on face
Asking the boy, to sit near his space
Child of benefit, slight change in behavior
Child of friendship, chance of  a savior

Sharing her lunch, selfless this sweet girl
For she knew indifference, heart of a pearl
Child of notice, more change in behavior
Child of quality, yes, finding a savior

Spending time together, discussions abound
Understanding each other, commonalities found
Child of empathy, appropriate behavior
Child of hope, all it took a true savior

Kindness costs little, a difference it makes
Sharing of oneself, often all it takes
Child of beauty, wonderful behavior
Child of love, happiness with a savior

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Shiny, beads of color, silver and
Gems of rarity, sought out and
Shapes and dimensions given a
Parts of one, ten, more or less than
Worn for adornment for others to
Queens, princesses, commoners
Value of wealth, some simply
Some necks without, others quite
Simple and intricate both for
Boastfully worn meant to
A concept so simple certainly
Of this be sure many have
Decoration often thought as
How can we not love a dog with a

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Delicious History Lesson

Chris Columbus known to discover
Prince Philip of Spain, some will argue
In Europe, it spread, then and forever
Now worldwide for always on cue

Different shades of brown all the way to white
The search, the desire, the need to satisfy
From darkness of night, all the way to the light
Antioxidants abound, some not I cannot lie

Bitter, sweet, varieties to create
Royalty, nobles, warriors, and soldiers
Select few centuries ago; not so of late
South America, a place for what cures

In search by many a woman and man
The solid, the melted, all types for indulgence
The mood will change and smiles will land
The craving appears, quite often intense

Fermentation, roasting, drying in the sun
Crushed to a powder with cacao anew
First boxful by Cadbury; now by the ton
Favorite to many and unknown to few


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