September Speculative Fiction Prompt

Speculative Fiction: a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements

Oxford Dictionary

Carol J Forrester has taken over this challenge from Diana Wallace Peach.
Further details can be found here
https://caroljforrester.com/2019/09/01/september-speculative-fiction-prompt/

Our image is from Pixabay

For any visually impaired writers, it is a black and white image showing a young woman with a septum piercing, wearing a scarf or hood which casts her face into shadow.

Those eyes will haunt me forever.
Teasing, tormenting in their knowing stare,
Visiting me at my most vulnerable,
Turning, seeing, nothing there.

That secret smile, calls from her shroud,
Playfully twisting her lips
Not to smile, or break forth into laughter,
Not to pucker for a lasting kiss.

That face, so pure and smooth skinned,
No voice, there is no need for words,
Those eyes will haunt me forever,
As her screams were all I heard.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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13 Responses to September Speculative Fiction Prompt

  1. Sadje says:

    Wow! A great poem.

  2. Whoa! That last line twists it all around! Great take on the prompt. I’m so glad you’re continuing to play. 🙂

  3. Ohh that’s a haunting predicament indeed. Good one, Di!

  4. This is a haunting and emotive poem. Fantastic.

  5. What a haunting response to the image. Works really well.

  6. Violet Lentz says:

    Very well done. Just the right mix of mystery and terror…

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