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Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Combined Challenge Dancing With Fate

Picture compliments of The Nice Cage Blog "writing from the underbelly of comfort."  Izy Gruye is a newly discovered blogger by me that has great talent.  Imaginary Garden With Read Toads is featuring Play It Again.  This is an opportunity to meet several challenges they have had in the past.  I chose this photo from Izy's blog and have added the Sunday Whirl's Wordle to challenge myself more.
Dancing With Fate

I gave a penny to a Tarot reader
To make sense of the dark plague
That was my life
She said, "Dancing and praying
Is all you have left
I see a gun.  Beware!"

So I danced in the cemetery
During the Blood Moon
To seduce my fate
I danced not alone
But 
With a dreadful creature

A kiss was my price
The camera lay where I fell
I forgot to levitate!

20 comments:

Sandra said...

yikes, where you fell? did you get up? i hope so... i just don't know how you come up with these from seeing that photo and the words. but you do and it is a God given talent

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is an interesting blend of word and picture. You have told your story very well.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And so now the speaker is speaking to us from the next world! What a delightful read, even though overshadowed with darkness!

Dancing and Praying

Isadora Gruye said...

Hiya Gail....I think you have captured the menacing etherealness of my photo perfectly. I like this piece so much because it houses a story and a character whom the reader gets to know very well. Thanks for posting and viva la

Lynne said...

Another Dark . . .

Ella said...

Enchanting with hints of dread and wonder~ I love this one!

Björn Rudberg said...

Those words sends us all into the darkest abysses of horror.. and how sinister it becomes with that picture.

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Jim said...

:) O Shucks, Gail. I thought surely your poet would find she had kissed the frog and he became her prince. Darn.
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Susan said...

Ouch. Such a brilliant plot--if fiction--having the prediction and then--O! But if not fiction, I shall have to sit down. No Encore, Please.

Heaven said...

Nice connection with the story & picture ~ Too bad on the sorry ending ~

Have a good week Gail ~

Grace

Susie Clevenger said...

Great use of words and image...fate isn't always pretty

Cathy said...

Love how you combine the prompts to turn in an excellent poem. Hopefully you just got knock out instead of being turn into a ghost

http://thequietone.net/2014/06/21/1124/

oldegg said...

You should have got a reward for kissing the creature. Ah well, you can't win them all.

Sumana Roy said...

i love the story and how well it goes with the photo !!

Jae Rose said...

What an ending...very effective and made me go 'oo' and perfect photo too..

annell said...

This seems a little bit scary, too!

Belva Rae Staples said...

I really enjoyed reading this! It is dark and scary, just as I like it.

humbird said...

Ha. I assume you were dancing with your shadow...right? Moon watched this show for sure...Nice photo, then!

Sue said...

I love the words "to seduce my fate." And of course, your usual twist on things.

=)

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