Haiku Friday – Bust & Must

14 Aug



Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. It’s Haiku Friday, and I must admit that this week’s prompt words, selected by Ronovan from RonovanWrites, have a fun and somewhat naughty tone. Well, Ron definitely knows how to challenge us every week with his selections. The prompt words this week are Bust and Must. Visit his blog and check out all the creative, fun, and cool haiku, and take part in his Haiku challenge. (New prompts every Monday)

I went back to my Horror roots for these haiku. I hope you like them.


Amazing sculpture by Aris Kolokontes (BOULARIS -DeviantART)

Watching Me

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

It’s eyes track me

I must escape the red glare

Of the monstrous Bust

Boxing Helena-Alfred Hitchcock-The Writer Next Door

Boxing Helena (Romance/Horror Film)

Mind of a Deviant

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

A face so fetching

Limbs and torso are not a must

Why not form a Bust


48 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Bust & Must”

  1. Al The Author August 14, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Especially loved that first one… I can feel its eyes tracking me as I type!


  2. Ritu August 14, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    These are cool!


  3. jaye22 August 14, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Hi Vashti not sure how you thought of what to say but it works x x x


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

      Ha, ha! I went to a Halloween party once and the owner of the house had a bust of a monster by the door. I stopped to look at it and it started to move and roar! It scared the crap out of me (not literally). Ha, ha! It was motion-sensored and at the time there weren’t many of those around so it really jolted me. I thought of that incident and of the horror movie, Boxing Helena. Thank you so much my friend. It’s been a while since I’ve visited Google+. I really need to dedicate a day for it. Especially since my blog posts automatically post on there. I’m so happy to hear from you. 😀 ❤

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  4. coldhandboyack August 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    Very cool stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sarah Brentyn August 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    I am so very disturbed… I can’t decide between the two. Nevermind, the second one is more disturbing. The end. (Well done.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sarah Brentyn August 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

      Of course by, “I am disturbed” what I actually meant to say was that these are disturbing to me. Alas, I may also be disturbed… 😉

      Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

      Ha, ha! You’re right it is disturbing. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

      Have you seen the movie? Talk about disturbing. Thank you. 😀


      • Sarah Brentyn August 17, 2015 at 11:11 am #

        No. I don’t think I’d make it through 10 minutes. Reading the IMDB was enough. *shudders*


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

        Ha, ha! Horror isn’t for everyone. 🙂 xx


  6. Sunni Morris August 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Good job!


  7. the secret keeper August 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Your first Haiku is scary as Hell. His eyes follow you. Great work putting the two together. Your second was unusual. It may have mixed in a touch with the creepiness of the first, but she is almost like a sculpture sitting posed on her platform. Well, done. Loved them both. How creative and inventive you were with the words ‘must and bust.’ jk 😎


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 16, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

      Hello! The second haiku is based on a movie called, ‘Boxing Helena’ in which a crazy doctor removes the limbs of his crush and turns her into a living statue. Thank you so much for your kind words. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • the secret keeper August 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

        I saw that movie. Doesn’t Audrey from Twin Peaks play the lead? At a loss for her real name and I am an avid TPs fan. So that is why I felt a sense of creepiness filtering through. Wild. Your Haiku always amazes me. I look forward to your ‘Haiku Friday.’

        I cheated. Her name is Sherilyn Fenn. Wow! I haven’t seen that movie in a while. You really do come up with some wild ideas. Love it! jk 😎

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

        Yes, Sherilyn Fenn. It means a lot to me to read that you look forward to Haiku Friday. You made my day! 😀 xx ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • the secret keeper August 16, 2015 at 11:19 pm #

        Yes, I do & you made my day, too. 😀 xxx


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

        ❤ ❤ ❤ Hugs&Kisses ❤ ❤ ❤

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  8. ratnibbles August 15, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    Interesting. First one is bit creepy. Love your perspective, Vashti 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      Hi Meera! I think they’re both creepy but then that’s the point. Ha, ha! Thank you very much, my friend! 😀 xx


  9. Frank August 15, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    in sour grapes concealed
    must of sweet fermentation
    clothes all but her bust

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

      Hi Frank! Good use of the prompts––very creative.


      • Frank August 16, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

        I like your Friday haiku. They often get me thinking.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

        That’s great Frank! Thank you. That makes me happy. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Jacqui Murray August 15, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    What a disturbing picture (the gorgeous lady).


  11. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin August 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    A difficult one but very well written Vashti 👍🏻


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 16, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

      Thank you Yolanda! Especially because I know horror is not your cup of tea. 😉


  12. dr sweetyshinde August 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    I initially thought u misspelt beast as bust in the first one .Then I got it by 2nd Haiku. Very apt images with apt words.
    P.S- I was once chastised by 2 friends for not following the 3-5-3 Haiku rule. Is it a flexible rule?

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

      Thank you. I use the traditional Japanese haiku style. There are no specific rules for writing haiku; however, the structure of haiku is always the same, including the following features: Only three lines, totaling 17 syllables throughout. The first line must be only 5 syllables. The second line must be comprised of 7 syllables which leaves 5 syllables for the 3rd and last line. 😉

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      • dr sweetyshinde August 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

        Lovely. I’ll do my best to fit within rules, the next time around.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 20, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

        I’d love to read some of your haiku. Let me know when you post some. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • dr sweetyshinde August 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

        Sure. I don’t play by the rules, though. If 5-7-5 fits, then swell. If it doesn’t, well… too bad.

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Prakash Hegade August 17, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    cool and scary.. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Lisa Isabella Russo August 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    I’ve never had a knack for haiku. Yours are quite clever, though dark indeed…


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

      Hi Lisa! For a long time I was intimidated by haiku also, but now that I’ve tried it, I can’t stop. Ha, ha! It’s a lot of fun. Thank you! Give it a try. 😉


  15. stacilys August 18, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Eek! I am not a horror film person. I still haven’t seen The Exercist and have no plans to watch it. hahaha

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

      Ha, ha! Yeah, horror isn’t for everyone. The Exorcist is not an easy movie to watch––even for a horror fan like me. So I don’t recommend it. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      • stacilys August 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

        Oh don’t you worry. I won’t be watching it. Hahaha.

        Liked by 1 person

  16. JESS44903 August 21, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    So great! So talented!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  17. D. Wallace Peach September 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Creepy haiku. Great!



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