Slaying the Dragon – A Haiku

Sometimes the Dragon

You have to slay, is your own

lack of self esteem.


This Haiku was written for The Haunted Wordsmith’s Genre Challenge:

and also includes Shery’s ‘Your Daily Word Prompt’: Dragon

Serenely Surrender – A double Haiku

FOWC with Fandango — Ego



Are you feeling low?

A lack of self-worth and pride?

It’s reversible.

Just relax and breathe,

Serenely surrender and

let your ego go.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 05/August/2018

Three Happy Songs

Over the last few days I have been sharing a few of the songs that I have on my ‘Happy Playlist’ on my I-pod.

I use these songs to help shift my mood if I’m feeling a bit low.

I have decided that this one will be my last one of these, for a while at least. I may post one now and again in future, but this is more or less the Finale.

So what could be better to see out this series than these three.

  1. The Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show



It is pretty much impossible not to feel better after that. One you jump to the left, step to the right, put your hands on your hips and bring your knees in tight, you really can’t remember what was making you feel sad in the first place.

2) I am what I am – Gloria Gaynor


Another great feel good anthem. We are all unique and that’s something to appreciate and be proud of. We all deserve to be treated with equal respect.

and finally, another song that, for me, turns a frown into a grin.

3) Make your own kind of Music. – Mama Cass Elliot


So that’s the last of my Happy Playlist for now. There are more songs in my list and I’m sure you have your own songs that make you happy too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these and next time you’re feeling a bit jaded and in need of an uplift, try listening to one of these and see what happens.

Have a nice day, week, year and Life.



Just Too Thin – A sad tale.

All through school they’d taunted her. They called her names because she wasn’t thin like the popular girls.

It had hurt her terribly at the time. She came home crying. She’d even started harming herself. They had made her loathe her appearance. Every bump and curve. 

Her mother had supported her through those difficult years and then she had met the love of her life. In his eyes, she wasn’t overweight, she was the perfect size. It was everyone else who was too thin

He taught her to love herself. It was ironic that once she began to appreciate herself, she lost weight. She’d never be skinny, but she became more toned as she no longer felt the need to seek comfort from her eating. She felt loved and felt good about herself. 

Her wedding day remained one of the happiest of her life. She felt great and looked great and she was surrounded by people who loved her. 

Not long after her honeymoon she was just starting a night-shift at the hospital when she came face to face with a demon from her past. 

She had been assigned to the ward for severe eating disorders. On the rounds she saw one of those girls who had tormented her back at school, Lucinda Jessop. She had been one of the ring leaders. She had been tall and slim with beautiful long flowing hair, she had wanted to be a ballerina. Lucinda lay there, the same eyes, but sunken into a face that looked like all the flesh had been boiled away. It was amazing how much a person could change in ten years and yet she still recognised her. 

Lucinda recognised her too, as she entered the room and lifted her wrist to take her pulse, the patient looked up at her.

“I know you don’t I?” She said in a quiet breathy voice. “You’re Brenda Weston aren’t you?”

“Yes, Brenda Kaufman now. Please just rest, I am taking your pulse.”

“I envied you, you know. I was so flat chested and you had large breasts. I wanted to be like you. You also had a loving family. Mine didn’t give a damn about me. I wanted so hard to please them. They never loved me.”

Her pulse was rapid and getting faster. She called for the Doctor.

Doctor Phillips came in and took over treating the woman.

In the early hours of the morning, in the rest area, she saw Doctor Phillips again and walked over to her.

“Doctor, how’s the patient? I need to declare I was at school with her. Perhaps I should be reassigned to a different ward.”

Doctor Phillips pushed her hand through her short brown hair and took a deep breath before speaking. 

“There’s no need to do that Nurse. You knew her did you? Well, I’m sorry to tell you, but she died just a couple of hours ago. We have been treating her for several weeks now, trying to get nutrients back into her body. The damage had already been done to her organs, I’m afraid. You know, in all this time, no one’s been in to visit her. It’s very sad. She was just too thin.”


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 16/May/2018


via Daily Prompt: Thin