Freeze Flow

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Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Take heed where

Out of the blue

Slides a clear

Frozen flue,

Weeping ice

Telling you

That more change

Is in queue.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slippery

 

Imminently Absent

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Photo: Jaime Michelle

 

Every year it shrinks back

Every year it grows less

Till too soon

It will be

But a memory

Unless.

 

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: Absent

 

A Global Warning

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

 

They said it would get warm, but they didn’t say how quickly or how relentlessly. He thought it would take decades.

He was wrong.

Trees still foliaged but most other plants withered. Same for people.

It killed the young, old, weak, and callous. The talking heads had babbled about it before TV stopped. They couldn’t justify cooling the studios when the grid struggled to air-condition hospitals. Not that the latter did much good.

He sighed and retreated from the window. Ignored his daughter’s empty bed. They were warned. By the time they deigned to listen, it was already too late.

 

 

For the Friday Fictioneers Challenge

 

Vegetarian

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tltweek98

 

“You are too late,” Sea lion said to Polar bear, “the ice is gone, the fish moved on.”

Polar bear’s heart sank but he stretched a smile over the hunger pangs.

“I know,” he managed. “Berries are moving in. Good thing I’ve gone vegetarian.”

 

 

For Three Line Tales Week 98

Brassy Doesn’t Mean Strong

 

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touchn2btouched.tumblr.com

 

Strength doesn’t lie in the pushy. Cocky does not powerful say. The shameless and showy lead no one ashore, just astray.

True power is held in alliance. In humility, empathy, care. Strength is achieved through the weaving of strands, not their fraying. Accordance is what grows a real, lasting greatness. Obstinacy makes success decay.

When the few rue the day, may the sensible many hold light, lead the way.

 

For The Daily Post