Senryu : Calling Intergalactic AAA

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calling for a tow
ship is down, cargo escaped
waiting for light years

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Easy mission they said. Pick up a few specimens from just beyond the red star.

Okay, fine. But did they have to assign me the oldest ship in the fleet? Geez.

Now here I am, waiting for a tow. How long does it take anyways to warp a few light years?

References:

second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

Calling
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Senryu : Rudolph

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Santa swapped the sleigh
got himself a snow mobile
Rudolph takes a break

photo & senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

note on the photo: decorations on a neighborhood frontyard but used Photoshop to turn the reindeer nose red because I needed a Rudolph. Everything else is as is.

Day 12: Rudolph
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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Season
Dutch goes the Photo!

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A folk tale told in haiku

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Just cuz you’re nice, doesn’t make you a fool: an old folktale
aka The Scorpion and The Tortoise (told in haiku)

river rushes by
scorpion asks for a ride
kindly tortoise nods

tap tap on the shell
“what are you doing up there?”
“trying to sting you”

shrugs, “it’s my nature”
“idiot” says the tortoise
diving down, “bye bye”

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

The scorpion stinging a friend on the river has various variants depending on the Continue reading A folk tale told in haiku

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

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

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
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