Friday, 24 August 2012

The Indie Exchange #FlashFiveFriday: Woods

It's Friday Flash time again...

#FlashFiveFriday is a weekly flash fiction/flash blogging prompt run by The Indie Exchange.
The rules are very simple if you’d like to take part:
1) Write for no longer than five minutes;
2) No upper or lower word limits;
3) You must write something new;
4) You can prepare your post ahead of time but the 5 minute limit still applies; and
5) If you add your blog post to the weekly linky you must visit five other blogs that week too to show your support.

Why not give it a go?

I had three goes, allocating the five minutes to each one.


Flying through the woods
Robin tweets, searching for food;
Hopes between branches

Into the woods

Under the branches they walk
Arms entwined through autumn leaves
They make a new path, running
In between trees laden down
With promises and a night escape,
Dancing in between glances

A cool breeze pulls them sideways
As if the wind is keen to part them
The lake sparkles as they greet it
Halfway round the endless woods
Offering a silent sanctuary, away
From the bustle of yesterday

Elfin green

Elfin eyes stare in forest glades
Where the green days run deep
Linger long in the summer sun
Warm rays twinkle upon leaves
A rush of cool air soon ruffles 
The rough fingers of twigs

Smell the glistening rain
As it pelts its way through
Trickling into earthy puddles
It twirls and glitters merrily
Birds sing as they ponder
The elfin eyes that stare


  1. Vickie - Once again another week of lovely poetry or lyric. I still hear music when I read your posts. Not the kind of music that comes out of a stereo or machine, but rather a harp playing and perhaps the being with elfin eyes is the vocalist.

    1. Thanks Gregory! Speed writing is fun!
      I wish I could hear a harp. All I've been able to hear for the last few hours is my neigbour drumming. So I've been listening to Lynard Skynard over the top :)
      Have a cool weekend with or without elfin eyes :)

  2. These are great, Vickie! I love your imagery. I particularly like the thought of the little robin, on the quest for food. Hope he gets some!

    1. Thanks! He's hopping hoping! Short and tweet!

  3. Agreed with everyone else! Your posts are so creative and lyrical, it's really great. For some reason all of mine have come out as more nonfiction musings, so the contrast with yours and some of the other writers on here is really cool. It's so neat how everyone can take the same prompt and do something so completely different with it! :)

    1. It is! I enjoy the non-fiction memory ones too. Maybe we should switch :))

    2. Ha, yes! I'll try next week...don't remember what the prompt is though, lol :)


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