Sudden Transition ~ #013 February 2014 – Haiga/Haibun for #FWF Free Write Friday: Time and Place Scenario (Plus) NaHaiWriMo Days 25 to 28

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Crystal Transition


sudden transition. i know this. it’s not the first time. oh. beautiful. the light through that umbrella. i watch her walk away. the tight squeak of damp snow with each step. she is not hurrying. she must not be in a hurry to get away. she either doesn’t know i’m here or it doesn’t matter. i watch the light through umbrella colors beneath the next lamppost halo.

i watch. look up. the snow drifting down. it does not melt on my face. i am not cold. it is not cold. i catch a snowflake on my tongue. on my hands. the snow does not melt. strange. maybe this is angel snow?

i look down. i’m in a tee-shirt and cut-offs. flip-flops. no coat. and still i am not cold. England? Northern Italy? no. the Right Coast USA? the Mid-West? no. otherworldly. yes. another planet. ah. of course. which other planet? the 16th planet? possibly. no. a satellite moon of the 16th planet. yes. maybe. one of three.

she is almost out of sight. i turn the other way. nothing. darkness. yet that is the direction she must have come from moments ago. i turn back. she is walking away again. the light through the umbrella. i watch and listen. the squeak of snow. the second lamppost. the third. i turn.

i turn back. groundhog day. she is walking away again. the snow falls. the squeak of footsteps in angel snow. sudden transition. repeating. sudden transition. night. no cars. sudden transition. repeating. the material of dreams.

i turn to follow. 


snow crystals

through lamppost light

the color of dreams


February 28, 2014

8:33 PM to 8:45 PM

Kailua, Hawaii


Digital Drawing and Painting

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
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  • ArtStudio App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Photoshop Elements 12


My response (with a few minor edites) to the #FWF Free Write Friday: Time and Place Scenario prompt in words (and visual on Kellie Elmore’s Blog):

“You suddenly find yourself standing alone on an unknown sidewalk in an unknown place. It’s night and snowing and the only other person around is walking away from you….” – Kellie Elmore



Some of my haiku on days 25 to 28 for Michael Dylan Welch’s NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month on Facebook) follow. Through NaHaiWriMo we are encouraged to write at least one haiku a day for the month of February (or all year long as the prompts continue all year long too). Prompts can be found on Facebook—which are optional. I have posted my daily haiku as I post, which means I’ve often posted several days together in one post. This is the last of the days for February. The haiku are from the days as indicated although they may not represent all I wrote on these days. 



National Haiku Writing Month Feb. 2014

1 haiku per day or more



BRAID is the prompt for February 25, 2014


butterfly trail

among the blossoms

a braided path


a thousand butterflies

among the early blossoms

this braided path




BREW is the prompt for February 26, 2014


sweet brew

stevia and lemon grass

in my tea




winter brew

in the dog’s dish

I break the ice


morning brew

in the dog’s dish

I break the ice




evening brew

added to my tea

the moon





BUTTON is the prompt for February 27, 2014


late winter

the last coat on the rack

missing several buttons


new moon button

a click marks the day

on my iPad 




BRIDGE is the prompt for February 28, 2014


coat pockets

the bridge between home

and these seeds I find



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