#FlashFriday #FridayFictioneers: "Glittering"

Strange that this week’s photo prompt by Madison Woods screamed “HAIKU!” Maybe it’s because it was so challenging I couldn’t think of a full 100 word flash fiction. So, instead, I settled for seventeen syllables. Click here to take a look at what others wrote about the jewels in the photo.

Glittering jewels
pale in comparison to
the brilliance of love.
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29 Responses to #FlashFriday #FridayFictioneers: "Glittering"

  1. Profound. :-)!

    I hope you can do a story next week, but this is a real break in pace after reading the others so far.

    I didn't think I'd come up with anything at first, but my brains seems out to surprise me: http://joannakneilson.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/flash-fiction-friday-bloody-jewels/


  2. Russell says:

    Talk about clear and concise. You don't need 100 words. What you wrote speaks volumes.

    Here's mine http://russellgayer.blogspot.com/


  3. Anonymous says:

    Is anything more brilliant than love? Hate, it burns brightly too. Nice poem. What I'm getting, duh, is that possessions, no matter how exquisite, can never replace intimacy. But they do make a nice second place obsession.
    Having to post this anonymously because blogspot is demented.
    Here's mine: http://bridgesareforburning.wordpress.com/


  4. Jan Morrill says:

    Ha! Having gotten familiar with a lot of the Fictioneers, I figured this would be a change of pace. πŸ™‚ I sure enjoyed your Tales from the Crypt-ish story!


  5. Jan Morrill says:

    Thank you, Russell. Sometimes I have an easier time with 17 syllables than 100 words. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed your tale of a “running crook,” too. LOL!


  6. Jan Morrill says:

    Ron, TRUE love burns bright and long, and you're right, jewels can't compare.

    I enjoyed your story, though I must admit, I found myself hoping the skinny girl's true love might rescue her. Shining armor is pretty bright, too!


  7. Sandra Crook says:

    Nice to read a Haiku. Lovely piece. I think the word 'pale' is clever. It can be used as a verb as well as an adjective. Which did you have in mind?



  8. Janet says:

    At 17 syllables I am impressed. Great work.

    Here's mine: http://postcardfiction.com/2012/03/02/lost-in-translation/


  9. Mike says:

    A great Haiku Jan.
    Amazing what can be said in just 17 syllables.


  10. Sweet Haiku, Jan. I liked all the emotion you packed into those 10 words.

    Here's a piece I wrote for Five Sentence Fiction if you're interested:



  11. Beth says:

    What a beautiful haiku, Jan. You should frame that and give it to Stephen on his birthday or next Valentine's Day!!! Unfortunately, I am harried again this week with too much on my plate to play. Next week!!!

    If you're interested, see pics on my blog from my two events/book signings last weekend. http://www.banterwithbeth.blogspot.com


  12. The Lime says:

    Ohhh! I like this one, Jan! Thanks for doing something different and interesting πŸ™‚


  13. Palooski65 says:

    Beautiful! I love Haiku I wrote this one long ago:
    A stony facade/Belies the jewel within/Precious gem at heart.

    My story: http://www.vlgregory-circa1800.vpweb.com/blog.html


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  15. Palooski65 says:

    I'm having trouble with my links. Trying again: http://www.vlgregory-circa1800.vpweb.com/blog.html


  16. Andy says:

    You've written a beautiful and observant haiku; exactly what they should be. This actually feels like a haiku translated from the old Japanese masters (granted, they mostly riffed on nature themes but hey, the vibe of yours feels authentic). Very cool πŸ™‚


  17. BlueFury says:

    Amazing how so few words can have such a powerful (and true) message. Made me smile.

    My story for this week lives here:


  18. Susie Lindau says:

    I really like that! Great use of the prompt! Love all shimmery and glinting in its light!
    Here is mine~


  19. Madison Woods says:

    I liked that Jan, and it does say so much with only a few words. And you're also right in your mention of shining armor to Ron…that's pretty nice too. Put love, shining armor and jewels together and what a great combination πŸ˜‰


  20. Quill Shiv says:

    This is very true. I always take love over jewels–any and every day. Excellent work!


  21. Jan Morrill says:

    Thank you, Doug. Interesting to see how we each see different things in these photos.


  22. Jan Morrill says:

    Thank you, Andy. Sounds like you're familiar with haiku, and with your knowledge of seiza, you must have some background in Japanese culture/history.


  23. Jan Morrill says:

    Thanks, BlueFury. I enjoyed yours, too. Very Twilight Zone-ish!


  24. Jan Morrill says:

    Thanks, Susie. Really enjoyed your dark and spooky tale, too!


  25. Jan Morrill says:

    Thanks, Madison. This was another “creativity-stretching” photo. I'm amazed at the variety of stories that came from it.


  26. Jan Morrill says:

    Yes, Quill Shiv, and TRUE love is as rare as fine jewels, too.


  27. Ted Strutz says:

    Your story says it all… the finest gem does not love make… I have seen that time and time again… nice piece, Jan.



  28. Jan Morrill says:

    Thank you, Ted. For some reason, I wasn't able to get to your blog from the link you provided.


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