Friday Fictioneers – December 30, 2014

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright -Björn Rudberg

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright -Björn Rudberg

Grassy steps led to an over-grown garden. Looking down Janice wondered who had built the walls and indeed, when those stony steps had last been used. The garden full of wild flowers was weed-choked but the sun filtered down invitingly. She began to descend, half-way down the stairs she stopped surprised.

Piercing the silence, a blood-curdling howl. Robin red-breast rises, screeching, into the sky.

She looked down the remaining stairs and saw a large brindled cat stride out from the undergrowth. Tail swishing she realized the hunter had lost his prey.

idyllic spring
among the wildflowers
the hunt continues

© G.s.k. ‘14

Friday Fictioneers

24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – December 30, 2014

  1. [Yay! Robin lives another day!]
    I mean — oh dear — sorry the kittie lost its dinner. (Not really, but with your muse being a cat and all — ahem!
    Loved it 😀


      • I wrote a haibun a long time ago about the Incas at Machu Picchu — for Ligo Haibun perhaps? A much less bloody route in that haibun though! You should have written about the Incas – some bloody rituals, but they don’t seem to have been quite as bloody as the Aztecs or the Maya. Would have loved to have seen your take on it!


    • Thanks Sandra, me too … besides I’m sure he was one of those over-weight cats that has a home … he’d only have brought the poor dead bird home and lay it on someone’s bed … Happy New Year!

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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I too suspect the same … glad you agree and liked the haibun … btw, your story was quite interesting. I’ve been having connection problems … which seems a friend has helped me resolve … but I’m off for a couple of days and wanted you to know I enjoyed that apocalyptic scenario you imagined … as a story though.

      Ciao and Happy New Year to you too .



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