Hello, this is Lorraine presenting this week’s Saturday mix: some flash fiction; micropoetry; and a shadorma. Thought we might get an early start on Valentine’s Day with the theme of love. Love takes many forms, multiple faces, is light, is dark, is from the heart, is from lust, is sweet, is sweaty, is togetherness, is obsession. Not all love stories are Harlequin Romances. It would be appreciated if there was a word of warning if your piece contains adult content – thanks.
You are free to tackle as many of the challenges as appeal to you. There is no minimum/maximum amount of wordplay.
Love with a twist: Craft a “love story” in 25 to 150 words, with an unforeseen twist at the end.
(image: (c) Lorraine 2017)
A tilus is a 3 line poem: 6/3/1:
Created by Kelvin S.M., the tilus [tee-loo-hz] is a ten-syllable micro poem whose purpose is to use emotion to explore the relationship of nature and people. It has two parts:
- Two lines with a 6-3 syllable count;
- A one-syllable word that completes the subject in the first two lines
As poetics is not my forte, I have freed the tilus up a bit and focused on the 6/3/1 beat structure:
love at first sight I scoff
then I saw
Why not play around in your sandbox of words and try a tilus – perhaps love is in the air?
The shadorma has a non-rhyming “beat” of 3/5/3/3/7/5 and can consist of one or more 6 line stanzas. Craft a shadorma keeping with the theme of love such as relationships, passion, chocolates and roses (Valentine’s Day).
a dozen red roses
once a year or three sixty five
there was one, now two
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