Hope: Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers

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A maddened sky

Crashing thunder

Devil’s plunder

Lightening streaks

Angels cry 

Then storm goes by

The Devil dies

Red, orange, green

blue, indigo and violet

arching down

stirring souls to hope

of hidden treasure

If only those that seek

Knew the treasure 

is to be found 

in the skies of blue

That will follow.

Thank you to Priceless Joy who hosts FFFAW and to any1mark66 for the photo prompt.



About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Hope: Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers

  1. Wonderful poem! Truly lovely!

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  2. You say it all – a rainbow, that bridge between heaven and earth, that bridge between eternal hope and hope now.

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  3. Eventually the storms do abate.

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    From darkness to light, I like the way this poem unfolds,

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