Haiku Friday – Cake & Wolf

10 Dec

Happy Haiku Friday Everyone!

Ronovan from Ronovan Writes provided this week’s prompt words, Cake and Wolf. Ronovan is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more. You can read some of his poetry and fiction pieces on his blog. He also hosts RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday. Anyone can participate. Check out his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.


Broken Heart Syndrome

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Wolf Dressed as a man

Devoured her dainty heart

Hollow flesh remains


Illustration by Veronnikka (J.W.) – DeviantART

Have a fun and safe weekend! 

47 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Cake & Wolf”

  1. Janice at 11:54 pm #

    I like the double feel about it–at first I read it as a horror story and then saw the title and read it as a romantic tragedy. I like the words you chose too.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega at 12:12 am #

      I can see how you could have read the haiku as horror. I guess some love stories do end horrible. 😉 By the way, This is not my story. At the moment my heart is happy and healthy––not broken. 😀 xx

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      • Janice at 12:36 am #

        Good to know…I didn’t think it was autobiographical…..:)

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Frank at 1:12 am #

    I love it – but how about:

    wolf dressed as a man
    devouring her tender flesh

    Liked by 1 person

  3. edwinasepisodes at 1:20 am #

    A sad haiku, but I loved your take on the prompt words! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ritu at 1:40 am #

    Great one Vashti! They were tough words this week!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wild Daffodil at 1:40 am #


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  6. Al The Author at 2:06 am #

    Beautifully sad x

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Prakash Hegade at 6:03 am #

    I felt like ‘wow’ at first for the way emotions are captured and then felt ‘eww’ for the one who is expressing this.
    Very nicely done! Awesome! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. stacilys at 7:54 am #

    Spectacular haiku Vashti. Really packs a punch.
    Happy Friday and weekend to you. 🙂 ❤

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  9. Sarina at 11:02 am #


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  10. olganm at 12:15 pm #

    There’s a whole story in three lines. Powerful, Vashti. Happy weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega at 4:56 pm #

      Hi! That’s wonderful of you to say. Thank you! My weekend has been relaxing––one of those ‘all about writing’ weekends. 😉


  11. nagrij at 1:36 pm #

    Nice and dark; I like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. FlorenceT at 9:54 am #

    Vashti, ouch!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jazzytower at 11:42 am #

    Very emotional!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. specialk718 at 3:15 pm #

    I LOVE IT!!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Annette Rochelle Aben at 4:55 pm #

    Tells the tale of a be-WEREWOLF! Fine job.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Olga at 3:59 pm #

    Very powerful words. Well-written, Vashti. The second photo really added to the dramatic effect.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Alice at 11:03 am #

    Now you gave me chills!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Marje @ Kyrosmagica at 1:01 pm #

    Wow that’s some haiku Vashti definitely a favourite of mine!!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. JESS44903 at 2:05 pm #

    So good! You’re so talented! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person


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