Haiku Friday – Bird & Red

28 Aug

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge


Hello everyone! Happy Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words are Bird and Red.

The Writer Next Door_haiku_Poetry

Writer’s Block

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Red-eyed writers

A murder perches on your dream

Crows pick on muse’s flesh

evil_crow_DeviantART_The Writer Next Door

I don’t really believe in “Writer’s Block”––I believe in distractions.

37 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Bird & Red”

  1. thotpurge August 28, 2015 at 12:53 am #

    Nicely done!!


  2. Sunni Morris August 28, 2015 at 1:07 am #

    Amen to distractions! Sometimes there are too many of them.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

      YES! I hear you, but that’s life. We have to learn to separate ourselves and get in the writing zone. 😉


  3. Wild Daffodil August 28, 2015 at 1:30 am #

    Wow that’s good! A murder of crows! and a suitably gruesome feel to the haiku – shivvvvver!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

      Ha, ha! That was the idea! Thank you very much. Have a great day and weekend! 😀 xx


  4. Serins August 28, 2015 at 2:20 am #

    then write about the crow and see if he is still picking on that flesh. …. I did.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

      Ha, ha! Good one. Crows are fascinating creatures to begin with, so it may be a good idea to write a story involving one or a murder. 😉


      • Serins August 28, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

        totally. When I saw this promt at first I had only bad images in my head so I gave them to my protagonist as a nightmare, and then came up with the Haiku on my blog. Lol. Crow’s are very fascinating,especially when you writing something darker.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 30, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

        Hello Serins! The prompt words this week had the opposite effect on me. I thought of cheery red robins or lovebirds. I figured most people would go that route, so I decided to go dark. I love exploring my dark side. I guess that’s why I’m a writer of horror. 😉

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  5. Claudette August 28, 2015 at 4:23 am #

    good use of words.


  6. Rajagopal August 28, 2015 at 4:59 am #

    Violence bristles through clever use of colour, words and images…


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 28, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

      The death of creativity and imagination can be a brutal thing, especially if there’s a deadline. 😉 Raj, you have a way with words. Have a great day and weekend!


  7. Elizabeth August 28, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    Hi Vashti, everything is inside our mind, no blockers, only lack of confidence and distractions like you said, you haiku describes it perfectly, the killing, the torture, the stress. Have a great Friday!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

      Hello Elizabeth! You’re right, everything is in our heads. Thank you very much! Have a happy Friday and fantastic weekend! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  8. stacilys August 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Wow, that’s quite the bird. A little creepy actually.
    Have you ever heard of the book, “The War of Art”. It’s all about resistance when it comes to writing, and the need of a writer to come against that resistance and just write. No matter what. It’s quite an interesting book actually.

    Have a fabulous weekend.


  9. Al The Author August 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    Love this one… Completely agree about writer’s block too!


  10. tjparis August 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    Most atmospheric! There is an unsettling Poe-like quality about it. I went for the cutsie saccharine birdy line in mine. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 31, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

      Thank you TJ! Ha, ha! I think most people went in that direction and I almost did too and that’s okay. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Julie August 31, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing all of your writing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We love having you here. Have a nice week.


  12. JESS44903 August 31, 2015 at 10:29 pm #

    So interesting! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  13. Prakash Hegade September 3, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Excellent! Just loved this one! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Pat B September 10, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    A murder of crows reminds me of an old Alfred Hitchcock movie. That was certainly a distraction to any hope of sleeping after seeing it that night.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

      Ha, ha! Many of Alfred Hitchcock movies were like that––not recommended before bedtime. 😉 I enjoyed the movie, The Birds.


  15. teagan geneviene September 16, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Well said Vashti. 😀 Distractions, blocks… whatever it is, I get plenty of them. Crows too! 😉 Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Hannah Atkinson September 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    This is a really interesting post, I’ve not seen anything else like it. Food for thought. Thanks for linking up with #featurefridays


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      Hello Hannah! I’m glad you found something different on my blog. Thanks for the visit and it was a pleasure linking up. 😀


  17. nagrij October 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Wow, dark; I like.


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