What do you see – A Daredevil in Flight

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This poem was written for Helene Vaillant’s What do you see challenge:

What do you See? April 2, 2019

 

He’d had a prescient feeling

When his application had gone in.

The excitement sent him reeling

And made his head feel in a spin.

 

When the phone call came

To say he’d won the competition

He pretended all the same

That he hadn’t had a premonition.

 

The booked time was at midnight

The weather had been rather warm

It wasn’t a great time for his maiden flight

Particularly in a thunderstorm.

 

But regardless of the weather,

He put on his favourite sweatshirt

And carried his lucky eagle feather.

And prayed that no-one else gets hurt.

 

As the lightning struck across the sky

You’d think no one would have flown that day,

But he was a daredevil and that was why

He shouted, “Cast-off and Chocks Away!”

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 04/April/2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/three-things-challenge-pl49/

Today’s prompt: midnight, sweatshirt, application

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/daredevil/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/rdp-thursday-cast-off-cast-off/comment-page-1/#comment-11723

FOWC with Fandango — Prescient

 

 

Three Things Challenge – 11th June – The Night Crawler

This is a Three Things Challenge as set by the haunted wordsmith, see link below:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/

three-things-challenge-11-june-2018/

Here are the three words for 11 June 2018: cat, grass, midnight

Here is my attempt:

 

It was funny how things looked so different at night. The colours had somehow leached out of everything. The grass no longer looked green, but a funny grey colour. It was a bright night though. There was hardly a cloud in the sky and the moon was only just short of being full. It shone brightly, casting an eerie silver light over everything. 

It was a warm night too. The humidity was quite stifling, maybe the black clothes were not such a good idea. 

Just then the clock in the old church chimed midnight. 

 

If it was going to happen, It should happen now. The dead were supposed to walk abroad at midnight and this was supposed to be the most haunted graveyard in the country. 

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