Photo Challenge #383

Photo credit Angela Kelly Use the above image as inspiration for a poem or short story. Alternatively, if you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work. You have 1 week to complete this challenge. Please credit the artist! When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and […]

Photo Challenge #383

The Day Moon Landed among Flowers

Moon could not understand the concept.

“What do you mean, you just grew?” For all her life, she only knew constancy and changes. Her body changed constantly – things shifted and re-arranged and re-shaped. But mostly, her body remained unchanged, just different.

The concept of things “growing” from her body was alien to her. Not refreshing, simply alien.

Flowers swayed to the rhythm of Wind. “We were Seeds when we were young. Then we took roots to Earth as Rain nurtured us. And now, we are Flowers.”

Moon pondered the words. “So you’re just part of Earth who re-formed from Seeds into Flowers? I can do that too, to re-arrange a part of myself into Flowers, except I don’t have what you call ‘Rain’.”

“No, we’re not part of Earth. We’re quite separate entities.”

Moon struggled with that thought. “My memories are dim but I seemed to remember such an event, when separate entities landed on me. And coincidentally, they are from Earth.” She looked at the flowers hopefully again. “Is that what it means to grow?”

Flowers swayed to the rhythm of Wind again. “No, it’s not. But you’re getting close to the idea,” they congratulated Moon.

“This is confusing,” Moon admitted. “I shall need more time to contemplate on this subject.”

Flowers only swayed in concession to the rhythm of Wind.

“Little separate entities of Earth, I shall consult you on you this subject once more to clarify my understanding,” Moon announced. “Would you mind my visit again? Just give me a year.”

“That depends.”

“On what, Flowers?”

“What do you mean by ‘a year’?”


Crimson’s Creative Challenge #149

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A cartoon A joke A caption An anecdote A short story (flash fiction) A poem A […]

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #149

When the term “global warming” first appeared, they paid no attention to it. “Good lord, do you know how cold it is where I am? There isn’t any global warming!”

To describe the situation better, the term “climate change” was used. “Nope. Where’s the change?” they challenged. “We still have our four seasons. The erratic weather changes are nothing more than an occurrence that happens in the history of humankind!”

And so they denied the construction of more windmills in an attempt to harness renewable energy and ridiculed the existing structures as false alarm and nothing more than a cry for attention.

They laughed. And laughed. And laughed no more three years later, when ice age hit them and the civilisation they grew up in disappeared.

Now, these structures standing in barren lands only mocked their denial of the plain truth.