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The trappings of Growth. #HaikuTales #TWT

Hey everyone, I got permission from Amy of HeavenOn Earth blog to use her amazing nature photos to write this haiku journey. Alongside, are short twenty word stories for Bookish Bubble’s #TWT. Hope you enjoy.

pale sun and cold winds
memories in the empty
where beauty lingers

Beneath the Vivid, are the secrets of where it all began. For who you have become, there was once nothing.

lost forsaken seed
you must fight lonely battles
to bloom from the murk

Beneath the Vivid, a story of defiance unfolds. Though the voice cannot be heard, a thought takes root. A dream!

against fell winters
comes the test of endurance
how bad you want it

Beneath the Vivid, the struggle goes unrewarded. And the one who is something, but not yet that intended thing, despairs.

the first fruits of spring
a pittance to thorough-breds
Was it all worth it?

Astride the Vivid, you come to a Crossroads: who you want to be, who you are, and who you can become.

twigs on the vine
fallen branches do not mourn
the room made for growth

Aloft with the Vivid, beauty flocks to beauty. But you were not born this way. You see deeper, further, Beneath the Vivid.

Book Candy Corner

is a story of survival and resilience and hope. 

Cici’s junior year in high school is going to be the best year ever. Popular co-captain of the varsity cheerleading team, she’s dating the starting quarterback. Even her jealous co-captain’s attempts to steal her boyfriend can’t curb her enthusiasm.

When her mom moves in with her fiancé, a handsome, wealthy man, only one small detail threatens Cici’s perfect life. The school’s social pariah is about to become her stepsister, and Cici wants nothing to do with her.

Everything changes when someone Cici cares about throws her life into a tailspin, and the one person Cici couldn’t stand becomes her only ally.

Warning: This story contains scenes of sexual assault. Visit Yvette’s website for more of awesome work: Yvette Calleiro.

Hope you enjoy.

I may have gone overkill with five twenty-word-story submissions for BookBubble, but I’d promised to send one in yesterday, so this is me making up for being late. The prompt word was Vivid, so I made it a major theme and used it a lot, lol. But most importantly, it fit so well with the message arroused by Amy’s Photography.

Looking forward to your thoughts,




Author @JItakali on twitter

31 thoughts on “The trappings of Growth. #HaikuTales #TWT

  1. I like how well this pairs with the photos, which are good choices and beautiful, if I may add. The piece is excellent, and brings about calming sensation while reading it. I was bothered initially by the picture of the trapped seed, and you made the sensation go away. I like how the pictures play well with the theme of the background fight for growth of nature, as a game of survival. Thank you for posting.

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation. I’m glad you felt with this as much as I did. The poetry is drawn from the pictures, but also meant for the reader.🙏🏾✨

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      1. Thank you so much for sying so. My work may not always be rainbows and butterflies, but at heart, it’s always meant to comfort.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sadje. I’m such a huge admirer of Amy’s photography that I’m afraid to fall short on either their visual or depth.

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  2. Wonderful photography. Great story-poems. And at the end a promotion. You did a lot here. I love it all. Yvette’s stories are heartwarming. Love her style. Bless you, the photographer and Yve. Xoxo 😊 👏

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