Monthly Archives: August 2012

Close encounters!!


I can’t believe I made it through unscathed, though undoubtedly, the emotional scars will take a while to heal. It was certainly a very close call. For a few moments there, I almost thought, “This is it! This is how it all ends.”

But then, somehow, in some way, from some recklessly valiant cell of my body, I was able to summon up that last ounce of courage which was probably my salvation… and his undoing. I suppose all those self-defense lessons from my teenage years finally paid off. Although it wasn’t what you’d call a ‘fair fight’, I was up against an opponent of dinosaur proportions. I swear, I’ve never seen a lizard that huge!

Honestly, if he thought he could come and live under my roof, and make it difficult for me to move around my own house without first snooping around each damned surface, and scare the living daylights out of me whenever he wished…….. Well, I showed him who’s the boss!!


This is in response to this week’s Trifecta writing challenge, using the word ‘Dinosaur’ meaning one that is impractically large, out-of-date, or obsolete. You can also check out the other entries at:


An indigo sky


Restless clouds
Jostling each other
For space
Raging, billowing
Adorned in pretty lace
From a sliver of moonlight
Peeking its way
Through the dense blanket
That keeps brimming over,
Swirling around
Like a witch’s brewing pot
Turned upside down

A persistent low rumble
Keeping the background score
Supplying the beat
For the whistling wind
Enveloping every
Living being
And a sudden burst
Of lightning
Lighting up the mystic night
Illuminating your face
In an electric blue light

In that instant
Our eyes meet
As a clap of thunder
And time and space
Fuse together
Till all that remains
Is you, me, the indigo sky
And this enchanting weather..