Bring me your drabbles!

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by missy_misery » Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:55 pm

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:13 pm

Thank you! *blushes like an anime girl*

Here's drabble 16. More creepy fantasy stuff.


The Newsong

The Invasion left us almost unscathed; the Watchers kept to their spires.

Then I started hearing a vile noise. It was a penetrating wail, but there was something fleshy there, too. My dad’s colleague got tinnitus. He committed suicide. This wasn’t tinnitus.

I heard it when I dreamt. It mingled with my friends’ voices, until I couldn’t hear it without wondering whether they participated.

I put off seeing a doctor, so as not to learn whether it was permanent.

The doctor looked encouraging.

“Have you heard it?” I asked.

“No. Since the angels landed, I’ve heard their song.”

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:20 pm

Drabble 17, of sorts. I've been experimenting with writing haiku, so I decided to put some together as a story. Don't try too hard to decipher the plot; I mostly wrote one poem after the other, seeing where the ideas took me.

Note on the title: a haibun is a piece that combines a short prose story with a haiku, though I don't know whether my story is remotely like one. Also note that most serious writers of haiku in the western world don't actually stick strictly to the 5-7-5 syllable count, since Indo-European languages work differently than Japanese. However, in this piece I stuck to the 5-7-5 scheme.


Planetary Romance Haibun

The poetess awoke on a new celestial body. Over the course of her travels, she wrote these verses:

An unknown season
A pool of vines and blossoms –
My awakening bed.

~

He hailed me “chosen”
Dragonslayer, queen consort –
He’d mistaken me.

~

Vines under my feet
Like in a slapstick cartoon
Turn into desert.

~

Disguised as a man
To escape some vile dangers –
His love unarmed me.

~

In the arena,
Shouts, stomping hooves, blood, garlands
Now falling in dust.

~

Less of a husband
Than a noble protector.
Less than ashes, now.

~

A silver mirror
The moon, over black desert
Reflecting the Earth.

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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