FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2021: WEEK #26

Roger Shipp is our host and you can join in with his challenge here
This is from June last year so I’ve done something a little different to my last effort.
Selected from UNSPLASH … Timothy Dykes

I’ve lost count of the kisses.
When will my Prince come?
My wicked sister cursed me
For something I hadn’t done.
She said true love would free me
From the shackles of this cloak
That doubles as magic carpet,
Now all I can do is croak.
How can I explain my dilemma
When nobody hears my plea
I’m not really what you see here,
This isn’t the real me.
Sister died thirty years ago,
Never freeing me from her curse,
People have tried and failed miserably,
Only making the matter worse.
Maybe life as a frog isn’t hopeless,
There’s no mortgage or bills to pay
And on hot days it’s cool in the water
Where I can swim and play.
No-one to tell me I shouldn’t,
Even better I’ll never get old,
This curse is actually timeless,
At least that’s what I’ve been told.
So life is what I can make it,
I’ll enjoy every day having fun,
And who knows what lies on the horizon
As one day my Prince will come.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2021: WEEK #26

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Love it, perhaps her prince is another frog 🐸

  2. murisopsis says:

    She has a good attitude for a frog! Hope springs eternal!

  3. I think we were all inspired by the Frog Prince story. I hadn’t read either entry but ended up writing on a similar theme. Nice and humorous poem.

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