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Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
What should you do when the Cloud Lion roars?
by Alex Grehy
The girls in school say to run away screamin’
The boys in school say they’d yell and fight.
Mama says “Just stay quiet, the Lion
don’t see when you stand real still”
Grandpappy says “Stay on the sleepers.
Don’t touch the steels coz he hunts on the rails.”
Papa says “Your head’s full of nonsense,
Cloud Lions ain’t real.”
My brother said “I dare you, come out,
come see, the Cloud Lion’s here.”
My brother don’t listen to no-one,
so he ain’t here any more.
Scream or be quiet? Run or be still?
Touch wood or tracks? It don’t matter.
Coz Grandma said “You ain’t got nothin’ to fear
Cloud Lions hunt monsters not sweet little girls,
Just don’t look behind you, don’t ever look back…”
Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from author Alex Grehy:
After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!
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An excellent tale.
I really like this little piece, Alex! Good luck with placing it!
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