Ambiguous Encounter – A poem

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She held his hand and pulled him near,

kissed, then ran behind a tree to jeer,

through forest glade and woodland walk

they wandered as she’d joke and talk,

her behaviour seemed quite ambiguous

as they passed beneath trees, both evergreen and deciduous.

finally, she stopped and fixed him with long stairs,

he felt like a rabbit caught in a rifle’s crosshairs.

At last, he asked, “Why are you staring?

“Why do you entice, then seem so uncaring?”

She raised her eyebrow and rolled her eyes.

“Isn’t it obvious? I’m trying to disguise,

my feelings for you, Can’t you see?

I’m in love with you, but you don’t care for me.”

Then he smiled broadly and kissed her anew

“Ah, my darling,” he said, “but you see,  I do”.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 10/May/2019


I have included the following word prompts:

FOWC with Fandango — Crosshairs




Multi Word Prompt Story – The Consummate Politician.

This story was inspired by the following prompts:

Word of the Day: Enticing

Sheryl’s your daily word: Lazy

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Ambiguous

FOWC with Fandango — Ambiguous

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Extempore

The Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge.

Today’s things are: grapefruit, HDMI cord, battery

The Consummate Politician

He stood up to address the crowds gathered unexpectedly around him.

He was famous for his extempore and off-the-cuff speeches and he delivered one to the masses. It was all about grasping the opportunities of education and learning. It was about supporting those people less fortunate than themselves. It was about standing strong and together to build an even better future for our children. The crowds all cheered, all hearing exactly what they wanted to hear.

What the speech lacked was any basis in fact, any solid figures or any concrete way of delivering the laudable platitudes that flowed out from that undoubtedly charismatic gentleman. His words remained suitably ambiguous.

He was the consummate politician.

Continue reading Multi Word Prompt Story – The Consummate Politician.