Rain and Rumble | Haiku

Morning folks,

haiku writing this week seems to have brought me onto the theme of municipal works. Go figure…

Rumble and Rain


Austere overpass

Looms large, causing windscreen rain

To pause, then patter.



Rumble and Rain 2


Roadside crocuses

Shiver as trucks rumble past.

Bright green against grey.


Things I’ve read this week…


The Man in the Van‘ by A Tuesday Latte is a wonderfully put-together piece of flash fiction. I found the writing very atmospheric and the narrative had a wonderful feeling of lurking danger to it. I won’t spoil it, but it really is well worth a read.


I also found ‘Silver‘ at A Rosie Viewpoint to be a very engaging read. The protagonist has such an engaging voice, and I thought the writing was perfectly balanced – there is sometimes a tendency to force the fantasy aspect of writing down the reader’s throat in short fiction, but this was so well pitched. Fantastic stuff.

*Thanks for reading, folks. Images courtesy of Wikipediaย and Needpix.*

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


14 thoughts on “Rain and Rumble | Haiku

  1. Feels like it was a bit of a rough week so far. ;)) Loving the machinery juxtaposed against nature theme/s… the perfect blending and pairing, all while showing the humanity reflected in both, creating a trifecta of awesomeness. Thanks for the hit Matthew; ‘keep ’em coming. :))

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  2. Bringing poetic vision to an overpass in the rain, with the shock of recognition via โ€œpause, then patterโ€ is quite a feat. The crocuses give you a head start, but an unyielding overpass is, to me, the greater challenge. Both a pleasure to read, as always.

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