Short Shots

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: House Of Ten Thousand Exotic Rooms

An assortment of haiku and tanka poems.

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Table of Contents

1/ Thoughtlessness

1/ Thoughtlessness   Blasted by your words! Did you even consider the damage you caused?     &... Read Chapter

2/ Waste

2/ Waste.   Rubbish! Garbage! Trash! Mountainous on either side, home is found at last.     &n... Read Chapter

3/ Red

3/ Red   Passion and anger! It’s always seemed strange how they share the same color.     Th... Read Chapter

Polar Bear

4/ Polar Bear   Made for permafrost; coat of white, like snow, like ice. Regal polar bear!     ... Read Chapter

5/ Breathe

5/ Breathe   I’ll inhale your breath. Sweetness deep inside my lungs or toxic venom?     Bre... Read Chapter

6/ Boots

6/ Boots     Boots of old leather. Did they walk this beach? Tread sand? Or walk the ocean?   ... Read Chapter

7. Road Trip

7/ Road Trip   Familiar sights; we’ve been down this road before. This time, let’s turn left!   &nb... Read Chapter

8/ Sketching

8/ Sketching   With pencil, charcoal or pastels, masterful strokes bring a scene to life.     ... Read Chapter

9/ Pandemic

9/ Pandemic   Germs on the war-path, locating victims to infect - a world-wide danger.     &nb... Read Chapter

10/ Odds Even

10/ Odds Even   Two outcomes, one choice; it spins, twirls, upwards... then down. Which side will it be?   ... Read Chapter

11/ Fireworks

11/ Fireworks   A sizzle, a bang, a rainbow lighting the dark. Gone in a moment.     Gathering... Read Chapter

12/ Acerb

12/ Acerb   The bitterest taste, sharp, sourly astringent. Acerbic tongue.     A smart mouth h... Read Chapter


Enough   Strange how some never have enough of anything. Always wanting more.     Stop! You’... Read Chapter


Fly   I want to leap, soar above the ground, touch the clouds. I need to fly high!     I’ll ... Read Chapter


Library   In the library; that’s where you’ll find me tonight - looking to get lost.     T... Read Chapter


Timid   Timid by nature, shunning the limelight, wary. Don’t look towards me.     Is timid t... Read Chapter


Forever   An eternity! That’s forever and a day - an endless future.     I don’t like to t... Read Chapter


Venal   They’re mercenary - unprincipled, cheaply bought in these venal days.     Corruption... Read Chapter


Oblivion   Oblivion waits yet still I hesitate to take that forward step.   A certain allure - noth... Read Chapter


Midnight   The time when the moon reaches high up in the sky - that’s the midnight hour!     ... Read Chapter


Paralyzed   For just one moment I become paralyzed. Struck motionless by fear.     Unable to g... Read Chapter


Literacy   Something integral, that defines my whole life, is literacy.     To be unable t... Read Chapter


Movement   Movement to music - from a gentle sway to a frenetic dance.     It is rarely still ... Read Chapter


Courage   Some days take so much courage, simply to face them eyes open, head on.     Courage.... Read Chapter


Trunk   Trunk of elephant, grey and wrinkled; sucking up water to drench you.     Made of soli... Read Chapter


Recommend   A lot can be told when you recommend a book for a friend to read.     Will you pas... Read Chapter


Build   I’m going building, brick upon brick until tall - my very own wall.     Ripping fant... Read Chapter


Upstairs   It’s dark, shadowy; an odd sense of threat, menace, waits for me upstairs.     Ni... Read Chapter


Admit   Go on, admit it! Your sole intent is one of provoking response.     Let’s play a gam... Read Chapter


Episode   Are you ready for the next episode to start - playing out your fate.     This is jus... Read Chapter


Twilight   Summer waning now, a gradual decline to twilight of autumn.     That spectacular ... Read Chapter


Enthusiasm   My enthusiasm seems to be somewhat dying a premature death.     Some people seem ... Read Chapter


Popular     Her ambition was to become popular but it never works out.       ... Read Chapter


Nature   Both wild and serene, stormy seas and silent woods - the nature of Earth.     They se... Read Chapter


Lead   I’m feeling weighed down - I’m wearing boots of lead causing me to drown.     Go on... Read Chapter


Mythomania   Creating a lie, falsifying the image; mythomania.     A fictional life, one t... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Mike S.

Sad but excellent shorters, Hull!

Fri, June 26th, 2020 6:10pm


Thanks for giving them a read, Mike.

Fri, June 26th, 2020 12:03pm

Christy Writes

Harsh words leave wounds that take a long time to heal. Great work, Hully!

Fri, June 26th, 2020 7:44pm


They do, Christy. And sometimes the damage never goes away. Thanks for reading.

Sat, June 27th, 2020 9:15am

Craig Davison

Yeah well, I like this a lot and am trying to be more careful with my words these days. Having said that I mainly talk to cats these days.

Sat, June 27th, 2020 4:00am


Oh, so do I, Craig. They might walk off, but at least they are never actually insulting.

Sat, June 27th, 2020 9:23am


A wonderful, short piece of writing, Hull.

Sat, June 27th, 2020 4:54am


Thanks, Rob. I hope to be able to write quite a few chapters in this.

Sat, June 27th, 2020 9:24am

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