Flash 666

6 words

Planet Earth ‘For Sale’ sign removed.

36 words

I feel it, like pre-consternation, like a special kind of pessimism, the reccurring theme that scripts my life. I think this and stare into the emptiness.
Why is there never milk left when it’s my turn?

66 words

The child appeared concerned.
“That sound, I’ve heard it before.”
“Oh, yes?” The father replied, an eyebrow raised.
It was early spring and the frogspawn was beginning to twitch as the watchful frogs continued to croak.
The child cocked her head to the left, an endearing trait perhaps inbuilt or just as likely, gleaned from the family cat.
“Maybe, there’s a frog in my butt.”

(conversation with my 3 year old daughter)

Weekly Theme:
Original Twisting Tail Format

Monday: Flash Fiction
Tuesday: Tanka
Wednesday: Free Verse Poetry
Thursday: Rhymed poetry
Friday: Limerick
Saturday: haiku/senryΓΌ
Sunday: Children’s Rhyme

51 thoughts on “Flash 666

  1. πŸ˜‚ butt frogs! Nothing worse than pouring a bowl of cereal and there is a couple of tablespoons of milk. Grrr!
    As always funny takes on life. πŸ™ƒπŸ’™

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  2. Fabulous theme my friend! Reckon you’ve earned an original form or two! 😁

    These are great verses – they all made me smile which was much needed on a Monday! πŸ˜πŸ–€

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    1. Thank you charmer 😊
      I plan in future to have a week of poetry forms I’ve created, distant future πŸ˜‰
      Enjoy the start of your week, glad I could help πŸ’š

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      1. I didn’t have any jokes today πŸ€”

        Sometimes Tuesdays can be more of a pain in the arse than mondays.
        Didn’t Scotland have a nil all draw with England the other day? Thought you would ride that for weeks.
        Feel better πŸ˜˜πŸ’š

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  3. Oh my! I had to chuckle about the butt frog! This week’s line-up looks to be very promising – I’m looking forward to seeing what mayhem you have up your sleeve!

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  4. Byerter a nutty frog than Tree Frog that look like Bird Poop

    Nature can be pretty strange and animals looking like poop to avoid being eaten certainly fits the bill. We’ve had the good fortune to work with 2 such species at Josh’s Frogs – Theloderma asperum and Hyla marmorata. Both frogs come from tropical rainforest (T. asperum from Vietnam, H. marmorata from South America) and have the color and texture of bird poop! The fact that both animals, from opposite sides of the globe, protect themselves from predators by the same means is pretty incredible!

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    1. That is fascinating. I’ve seen any number of insects disguise themselves as branches, leaves, etc, but that leaves them open to consumption.
      Disguised as shit however, they would be less likely to be eaten. Genius!

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  5. Hi Mouse are you follow this format of Monday flash fiction etc.? I will check more often-i’ve been busy. back to teaching classes in the real. so now 6 classes a week–one haiku virtual. wish you could come and add your knowledge. I really love what you’ve been writing I left lots of likes.

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    1. This was my old format. Every week for over half a year. I was just doing a week for old times sake.
      I noticed your new workshop. How’s it going?
      I noticed the likes, thank you. I’m not here as much these days. Work and family commitments take up most of my day.


      1. My workshop is amazing. Everyone is enthusiastic, sends me their haiku to go over and or revise–then we discuss in the workshops. I am learning so much by teaching and reborn into a Haijin. I was totally into tanka and not doing very much haiku. Haiku is the most challenging form of poetry for me. It’s either amazing, insightful or just an Okay. I’m also teaching about the history, the guidelines but it’s the interaction and sharing I enjoy most. I’ll post some student work soon.

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      2. That’s wonderful that your are getting as much out of it as you are putting in.
        I like forward to seeing the fruits of your labour.


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