Independence Paint

The hot afternoon brought a sinister cloud extending across the western horizon that painted the sky behind it dark. From the distance of our heroes on Earth they could not estimate its speed, but they knew it would be upon them at any moment.

“That is the largest alien vessel I have ever seen! It covers the sky.”

“It’s a storm cloud. We need to reach shelter before the downpour.”

“It’s part of the rebellion to liberate the universe from the evil empire. They want our planet as a base of operations.”

“I hope not.”

Then the aliens landed.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the theme is “a state of independence” and to Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch where the theme this week for 99-word stories is “paint”.

Storm Clouds

Interesting Buildings

The bad we do won't keep us out.
The good won't get us in.
The buildings shine and leave no doubt
That all that's left is to begin.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Prompt with the theme this week of “interesting buildings”. Also linked to dVerse Poetry Form where the quatrain is being featured.

New York From the Empire State Building

Anime-ted

Surprised, I turned around to see,
In spite of everything I knew,
The world afresh with mystery
And animated, too.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the prompt is “an anime-ted life”. With the use of a little anime-ted imagination hopefully these photos fit the prompt.

White, Green and Gray

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

I just watered the plants and those geese, those many geese, look well fed and merry.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the prompt is “eat, drink and be merry”.

Potted Plants

Diaphanous

When veils are down then we may meet
The overlying mystery
Unless we’re busy frantically
Ignoring what was there to see.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme to pick one of the three words: “seraphic, diaphanous or immutable”. I picked diaphanous although I’m not sure what it means.

Veil of Trees

Plastic Fantastic

I figured I best take a lid,
Fantastic plastic white.
The plant is real. The pot is not.
The coffee’s real enough and hot.
The day spins with delight.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “plastic fantastic”.

Chicago Botanic Garden

Architectural Marvels

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “cosmic curvature architectural marvels.” Amid all the straight lines I hope to see cosmic curvature.

Chicago River
Chicago River