Happy Friday folks!
A couple of haiku to keep me honest…
Slate sea meets puce sky.
Wind-whipped elemental meld
Snatches words and warmth.
From cavern arch detaches.
Circles form, then fade.
Here are a couple of things that took my fancy this week on WordPress…
In ‘Murder on the Haiku Express‘, Bluebellina re-imagines the art-deco-killing-on-a-train via the haiku form. It’s wonderfully-worked piece that captures the romanticism and suspense of the genre and well worth a moment of your time.
Another piece which struck me as particularly poignant this week was ‘Merrybrook‘ at Fruits, Bats and Stories. The juxtaposition between Helen and Edward during their commute to work is both compelling and horrifying and a reminder that even in the supposed dawn provided by #metoo there are power differentials that are exploited. A must-read.
Matthew Richardson is a writer of short stories. His work has featured in Gold Dust magazine, Literally Stories, Near to the Knuckle, McStorytellers, Penny Shorts, Soft Cartel, Whatever Keeps the Lights On, and Shooter magazine. He is an absentee member of the Glasgow Writers Group, a PhD student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.
Not necessarily in that order