The Hero, The Beauty & The Beast

Providing our photo prompt this week is Sonya, author of the blog, “Only 100 Words.” Thank you Sonya!

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

As he almost did do the honour,
his mind had doubts in the harbour.
He felt queasy. He was uneasy.
From that moment, he was subject to torture.

As commanded by the laws of nature,
from his beauty, a beast did appear.
He felt mocked. He was shocked.

The beast sank into his beauty
and left him no place to be.
He felt sick. He was sick.
The beast had destroyed him utterly.


Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week (October 6 – October 12, 2015) – 107 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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    1. Thank you for those kind words. But I must say, it was the ability of the readers that enabled them to take what they wanted to take. 🙂 Thanks again.

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