The Hero, The Beauty & The Beast

A boat, that has the shadow of tree falling on it
Providing our photo prompt this week is Sonya, author of the blog, “Only 100 Words.” Thank you Sonya!

He gently caressed her smooth, soft skin
his fingers almost cutting through the surface, so thin.
He felt blessed
He was at bliss.
It was at any moment now that he would ask the question.

As he almost did do the honour
his mind suddenly did doubts harbour
he felt queasy
he was uneasy
little did he know he was about to be subject to torture.

As if by law of nature
on his beauty a beast did appear
he felt bad
he was sad
his love suddenly did disappear

The beast sank into the beauty
leaving no place for him in the locality
he felt sick
he was sick
the beast had blocked him out completely.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week (October 6 – October 12, 2015) – 116 words.

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18 thoughts on “The Hero, The Beauty & The Beast

    1. Well, poems are open to interpretation. I had initially thought the water to be a woman, the shadow of the trees to be the hero and the ship to be the best. Wow. You have a real talent for reinterpretation. 😎😎😎

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  1. Ooh. I interpreted the captain as the hero, the ship as the beauty, and the ocean as the beast. OR: the water as the hero, the ship as the beauty, and fallen ice chunks from a glacier as the beast. OOR: a massive man as the hero, a soft lover as the beauty, and a sudden natural disaster as the beast.

    😀 But after reading your comments, I went back to reread it again. I love how open the poem is. Great job!

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    1. Woah. Damn, that’s an excellent interpretation. All of them are great, infact.

      Hence proven, the reader, the work and the author are all needed for the complete experience of reading. Thanks a lot for providing that to me. 🙂

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