Halloween senryu: bringing home strays

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can I keep him, mum?
huh? bringing home strays again?
animals only!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

Inspiration: “People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to do About it”

Sunday Writing Prompt #226 – What’s in a Name?
scribblersdip challenges you to choose one title among 10 to write to.  I love these quirky crazy titles but I had to choose only one so I did.
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

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Halloween senryu : Creature

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Expecting Wagner
A night at the opera —
Damn! Monster rises

SL photo & senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

You know, you go to the opera, expecting a nice quiet night filled with beautiful arias. Well, ok.  Wagner is not that quiet but still you know what I mean. And what do you get? Something rises from the deeps and the next thing you know, you’re battling for your life. Is it me or does life sometimes feel like a Buffy episode?

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: creature

Fonts:
Blacksword by Youssef Habchi, Dafont.com
A dripping marker by Wick van den Belt, Dafont.com

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Halloween Senryu : Zombies

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Amber yelled, “Back off!
I am not on your diet”
Zombies don’t listen

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Zombies Prefer Redheads: a Halloween tale

Fiery-haired Amber grumbles, “Let’s go to the outdoor concert, she says. Cool autumn night, great music. It’ll be fun, she says. Fun, my ass! Hungry zombie cheerleaders show up. Uh huh. You ever see a cheerleader go off her diet? It’s not a pretty sight.”

Amber sets the pump shotgun against her shoulder,

“Back off! I am not on your diet!”

Once Kelly could belt out cheers and handle the most intricate routines. Now the zombie cheerleader moans, shambling forward.

Amber steps back, falling over a stone. She manages to keep ahold of the shotgun as she goes down. “Damn it, if you don’t back off, I’m going to blow your head off!”

And so she does.


senryu, story, and second life photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner
special thanks to Amber Icestron, the indomitable redhead
zombies and poses by Something New Props n’ Poses
set design by Winter Phoenix

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: zombie

Prefer
Daily Prompts, Daily Post

 

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Surreal

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build seperately
pieced together, cogs fitting
an exquisite corpse

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Exquisite corpse, a surrealist game, is played by several people.

  • On the top third of the page first person draws the head
  • When done, the first person folds the paper in one third, hiding their drawing and passes it to the next person.
  • Without looking, the second person draws the torso in the middle third
  • When done, the person folds the paper, now hiding the middle and top thirds, and passes it to the third person
  • Without looking, the third person draws the legs and feet
  • When done, the paper is unfolded, revealing the exquisite corpse

Life is a lot like that, I think.  One often builds on something without knowing what has gone before.  Then it unfolds revealing how our piece fits in but also how what other people have done also fits together in surprising ways.

Reference:

Surreal
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Senryu : Skeleton

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rock n’ roll heaven
playing this gig forever
no one stops the beat

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Tribute to musicians who passed in 2016 by Mark Naumann on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhXS0yl4vME


Reference:

the 24th: Skeleton
JNW’s Halloween Challenge

Rock Show Whiplash Font by Segments Design (aka Last Soundtrack), Dafont, donationware

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Senryu: The water nymph & Mozart

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enjoying Mozart
water nymph stopped unbeknownst
music reeled her in

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

References:

Weekly Haiku – Senryu Prompt Challenge – 12 – Enjoying & Water
Rambling of a Writer

photo in second life by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

Senryu: Home

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mansions don’t matter
four walls, doors, windows, and you
home, where the heart is

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

second life photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

S. Lynn’s Knight prompt: Home
Haiku This
Haiku Hub on Medium
Originally published on Medium @cactushaiku

Fashion me your words ~ Lets build houses
Imaginary garden with real toads

Tanka: Fragments of a song

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a music snippet
shatters the fluttering dream
broken notes float by
fractured headless horse awaits
splintered flowers crack love’s hope

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Reference:

Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Challenge
Write a 5-line poem with 5 words from a list of “fragment”synonym
or write a 5-sentence story to a photo prompt

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