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Saturday Mix — Lorraine

Welcome to Saturday Mix — Lorraine where we play in a sandbox of words writing flash, microfiction and poetry. Bastet and I are sharing hosting duties. This week, I have two pieces of micro-fiction and a poem to offer.

Let’s try what I call a fifty/fifty split: write a piece of flash in 50 words using one word from each column; you can alter the form of the word – responded; deliciously

noun             verb            modifier (verb/noun)

cistern          undulate       careful

artisan          respond        inquisitive

sphinx          attach            ultramarine

rabbit           peruse           opaque

courtesan    vibrate           delicious


And in 25 words or less, an image for your perusal and penmanship:


Photograph: © Lorraine

The poetry form this week is a shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5). You can write one stanza (that’s what I do) or multiple stanzas. I’d like you to write to a theme word this week, chimera. You can think of the house for the “In 25 words or less”, and wonder if chimera applies there too. Chimera has multiple meanings — feel free to explore.

so fleeting

a whole breath then gone

reaching for

aching for

chimera beats against heart

then spinning away

© Lorraine

So, that’s my Saturday Mix for January 21, 2017. Tag your posts Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Saturday Mix. Create a link (pingback) to this post.  Mr. Linky, as always, awaits.

Hope you have fun in your sandbox of words. Next week, Bastet will offer up her Saturday Mix for your enjoyment!

About Lorraine

"Not all those who wander are lost" JRR Tolkien

22 comments on “Saturday Mix — Lorraine

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  6. julespaige
    January 21, 2017

    Did some mashing of the prompts here with a theme from another.
    I didn’t quite use all the words but most, the photo, and 50 words including Chimera for a shadorma series:

    Perusing Summer Daze

  7. Sandra Conner
    January 21, 2017

    I’m not sure I understand what your challenge is. People who have been involved with these challenges for a long time may understand, but people new to the site won’t automatically read between the lines. Are we supposed to choose one of the three challenges — or do all three — or just do however much we want?

    • I should have been clearer. You can do one, two or three — it’s up to you. If one “speaks” to you more strongly, by all means, choose that one. Or if you feel like doing more, that’s just fine.
      I hope you find one of these interesting and play along.

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  9. shivashishspeaks
    January 22, 2017

    Great post
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  12. Bastet
    January 26, 2017

    Great challenge Lorraine I really like what you’ve done here!

    • Lorraine
      January 26, 2017

      Thanks! I had a good model to follow.

      • Bastet
        February 11, 2017


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