Under a Thundercloud

Outside the thunder
growls ominously
while the rain
drums furiously
on the new
spring shoots.
Lightning not visible…
I know that I was
in a bad mood when
she went out
I wish she’d ring…

Minimal Word Monday

Wet…apple 2


The torch beam

illuminates little

of the path

to the old garage.

I tentatively

make my way

through the sodden leaves

and up the

treacherous worn steps,

I watch for

signs of any slugs –

although they are not

my favourite creatures,

I don’t want

to make their lives more


on this joyless evening.

The garage is dark;

cobwebs trail

from my face and hand

as I open the door

and step into

the relative dry

of a dripping shelter.

I can feel

a hundred tiny

insect eyes

peering at me.

I quickly open

the chest freezer, grasp

the bread and leave them

to their feasting.


How quickly the beast

Slides over the land,


The sun-brightened hues –

Plunging all into a monotone dusk.

Lashing its tail, it drips malevolence

Then passes on to

the next victim…

Leaving our joy

Spluttering in a

Pool of colourless


Six Word Saturday – Touched by the Sun God

Rainclouds thrown into relief – sunset enhanced.

Six Word Saturday – Dripping



Time has moved forward and the Island is host to rain lashed trees and an early darkness more akin to November than June…or could it simply be a mud-inducing pre-Isle of Wight Festival deluge? All those new wellies need something to wade through – it wouldn’t be such fun without it!

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