The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Following a link in the side bar at shadetheraven, I discovered the 100 word challenge for grown ups at Julia's place.   Julia gives a prompt word, and we accept the challenge with a story of no more than 100 words that is suitable for a PG certificate.  I think what follows qualifies.  If you're visiting from 100WCGU, welcome.  This vignette, from Gil's PoV in exactly 100 words, is part of a developing story, with segments written in response to 4 different flash fiction memes.  The immediate prequel is found here.  Gil's and Marci's threads can be accessed from links at the end of this post or in the right hand frame.


Marci is tall and thin, with a dusky oval face framed by straight dark hair hanging just past her shoulders.

She is reasonably attractive, though not one to turn many heads.

But in the early dawn grey, as she lays with one long leg draped over Gil's thighs and one tiny breast pressed tight against his chest, she is as beautiful as a Greek goddess.

Gil’s joy darkens to grey as he thinks about Cheryl.

Marci, as if reading his mind says,  “Don’t worry.  I don’t want to take you from your wife  -- just borrow you when she’s away.

 ~  ~  ~  ~  ~

 Reduced to a haiku

 In the early grey
dawn, guilt and regret - but he
Can take some comfort

~  ~  ~  ~  ~

I was amazed to find the perfect picture for this entry. Sometimes you're just lucky.

Gil's thread

Marci's thread


  1. Good use of the prompt - it fits in so seamlessly you almost don't spot it.

  2. Oh my! Lust and guilt -- Marci is the kind of enemy most wives are powerless to fight. This makes me wonder who Cheryl is as a person. I wish you luck with the longer piece.


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