Wordless Haiku

5 Dec









Russian Mother Relives Nightmare of Seeing Dead Daughter Turned Into a Human Doll. Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction.


Welcome to Haiku Friday! So my friend Ronovan from Ronovan Writes came up with this very cool challenge called ‘Wordless Haiku Challenge‘ in which the participant has to create a haiku using images. You may use the prompts he gives you or not. Take another look at the pictures above. What do you think they mean as a whole. What am I trying to say? Then check out my haiku. 😉



The Making of a PSYCHO

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega



Love mommy dearest

A child trapped in darkness cries

Bleached corpse with doll face



Were you able to guess the story I was trying to tell? Have you seen Mommy Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture? Have you seen any of the Psycho (Hitchcock classic) movies?



14 Responses to “Wordless Haiku”

  1. olganm December 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    Very creepy. Poor mothers, though, they get very bad press…


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

      Hello Olga! Yes, you’re right, mothers are too often blamed. The way I see it there are bad fathers, sons, and daughters but a mother’s presence is insurmountable to a child so if she’s twisted her child will most likely be too. :/


  2. Teagan Kearney December 6, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    An interesting twist, Vashti – subverting haiku for horror. Here’s mine:
    give a child a test
    will he rise to the challenge –
    loser or winner
    By the way, enjoyed your haiku too. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

      Thank you Teag! Yours is very good. Then again you’re the queen of haiku. I learned about haiku through you. 😉


      • Teagan Kearney December 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

        I’m glad to have introduced you to haiku, Vashti, but I’m merely an aspiring haiku poet – definitely not the queen – though thank you for the compliment! 🙂


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

        You’re welcome. 😀


  3. Hugh's Views and News December 6, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Oh this brings back memories of that Hitchcock film. I remember that shower scene so well and the fact that because it was made in Black and White they used chocolate sauce for blood.

    Great haiku, Vashti. I’m loving all your attempts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      Hi Hugh! Thank you so much Hugh! Yes, I remember watching a documentary that mentioned the chocolate sauce. They used it because it was the only thing that had the right look and consistency for black and white film. I thought Anthony Perkins played the role of Norman Bates perfectly. Although, I didn’t hate the 1998 version starring Vince Vaughn. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      • Hugh's Views and News December 7, 2014 at 3:58 am #

        I love all the Hitchcock films, Vashti. Just wish they had remade “The Birds” as that was the one that really scared me the most. The man was a genius when it came to making movies and adding suspense to them.


  4. Zee December 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    What a cool way to look at haiku!


  5. Veronica Lee December 10, 2014 at 2:34 am #

    I agree with Zee – I’ve never looked at haiku this way. Cool!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Hi Veronica! I felt the same way the first time I saw this done on Ronovan’s blog. It is pretty cool! 😀



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