Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Drabble Day is back! + haikus!

Tomorrow is our next campaign challenge! Rachael posted the winners of the last challenge, in case you didn't see. 384 entries - hard to believe! crazy to judge! Here's one more exercise I have missed doing, to get me geared up.

Aheila took a short break, and now she's back! Yay! The Drabble Day word this week is - glow. I added my haikus to compliment the story, from Jenn's Sensational Haiku Wednesday.

“Hey, Jess.”

I jump. “Oh! Hi, Kennedy.”

“You dropped your pencil.”


“Is something wrong?”

I'm way overdue
Pray this can't be happening.
I'm too young for this.
“Uh, no. I’m fine. I just have a math quiz and I didn’t study.” Do I look like something is wrong? Am I acting weird?

“Okay. See you later then. Good luck.”

When she’s gone, I dash into the bathroom and check out my face. Am I glowing? I look down and feel my stomach. Am I showing?

I don’t want to think about it and it’s all I think about. I need to act normal. Acting normal is the hardest thing to do. What’s normal?

Meanwhile, there exists the opposite.
I dedicate these to my anticipatory cousin. Praying for blue =)

Waiting for result
After endless hormone shots
Joy or drawing board

Longest ten minutes
I cover my eyes and peek
Tell me, is it blue?


Hazel said...

Very creative how you added your haikus to your story. Love it! Thanks for dropping by my nook. I appreciate it.

J. A. Bennett said...

I like your story, subtle and yet, in our face. great job!

Angie Cothran said...

I loved how the emotion came through in this piece. Well done :) Also you are great at haikus!

MISH said...

Hey TTT - hope you're well and recovered from your blogoversary party !
Great drabble ... the maternal glow is difficult to conceal ...

5thsister said...

I remember many a time waiting for the blue! Yes...perfect anticipatory haiku!

shail said...

Very very crative

Christine Rains said...

I really like it! Good job.

Ryan said...

Nice drabble, Tara! You captured the emotional roller coaster really well. Loved the haikus, too.
Thanks for your great comment on mine btw.

Nicki Elson said...

Ooh yeah, both can be emotionally tough places to be. And you of course portray them both beautifully via drabble & haiku. :)

Abby said...

Love the "Praying for Blue" haiku! (that sounds cool when I put it that way.) Can't decide if it's sad or funny or both. Definitely hormone shots aren't funny. I love your haiku's tho.

Amy said...

Love the Haiku - I can really feel the emotion behind it! :)

Laura Josephsen said...

Awww, these were lovely! Hope your cousin gets blue, too.

M Pax said...

Hope it went blue. :) The haiku should help.

Liked the little scene, too. Lots of angst.

Ria said...

Hoping your cousin saw blue - and the girl in the story didn't

G-Man said...

Tara Tyler...
I Like this post..You Rock!!

Beckah-Rah said...

Hey, I left you a present on my blog today! :D

Anonymous said...

this is true anticipation no matter what side you see it from great writing Tara!

Tara Tyler said...

Hazel, thanks for stopping by mine =) and i love that name!
JA, yeah, wasnt sure how people might respond...but it's part of life.
Angie, thank you, my friend!
Mish, thanks. i think some can conceal it, but it comes out anyway!
5th sister, it amazes me who can and who cant see blue
Shail, thx for stopping by!
Christine, thank you =)
Ryan, you're welcome! and thank you, too!
Nicki, you always give great comments! thanks!
Abby, always positive =) thanks!
Amy, i'm glad the emotions are viable, thank you!
Laura, thanks, me too. She's great =)
Mary, you're sweet and thank you!
Ria, only time will tell...
G man, thanks, man!
Beckah, awesome! thank you =)
Amanda, thank you for the wonderful comment!

Liz Fichera said...

Very creative! Love the haiku!

Madeleine said...

Love the haikus. I've been there on the end of such anticipation.

Punchy dialogue in the first piece too.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Blue. Well, is it?

Anticipatory haiku