Shriek and Space | Haiku

Morning folks,

out of the depths and into the heavens with some haiku this morning…

Shriek

Whitecaps whipped up

By shrieking, salt-laden wind.

Grey waves beating in.

Space

Sky festooned with stars –

Lonely white light travelling

Through echoless space.

Things I’ve read this week…

I found a fantastic little piece of flash fiction called ‘The Guy That’s Made of Ghost‘ written by Chimeraglix. It is such a simple little piece which does so much in so few words. I found it very evocative and the language was beautiful.

If you haven’t been across to Lynn Love’s blog yet, you’ve been missing out on some fantastic fiction. Her piece ‘Goodbye Dolly‘ is certainly no exception. As with all flash fiction, what is left out is as important as what is included in this story. There is so much understated emotion here – a great read.

*Thanks for reading, folks. Images courtesy of Piqsels and Pixabay.*


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 a doctoral student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order.

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