Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Swirling – March 25, 2021

The wonder of water never ceases to amaze.

Throw a pebble in a pond, watch the ripples spread,

In perfect concentric circles, a picture of Atlantis in water

I imagine the space between, as land. For a moment,

my mind can travel where the body never can.

For the lack of a time machine, I throw a coin in a wishing well

Wait for that wonderful sound as it hits the water below.

The wonder of a tidal bore, the water running backwards.

Sheer magic.

I could go on for ever about the wonders of water

my favourite pastime is swimming.

I love floating in water

One of the best ways to destress

To free the mind…

© Anita Dawes 2021

#Writephoto ~ Silver #Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Silver #writephoto

Image by scvincent.com

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beach in the half-light, bounded by dark dunes and holding a silvery pool of water that mirrors the sky.


I was beginning to think
I had left my mind out on the rain
It’s beginning to rust
Like some old hard drive.
Time to take a walk
Grab the flip flops
Feel wet sand
squidge between my toes
That magic moment between
Light and dark
Maybe I will be lucky
Find that silver doubloon
Hidden on the beach.
I stood watching
the sky painted water
Feeling something more
than sand between my toes
Could it be, dare I look?
Whatever it might be
I pushed it further into the sand
Something to look forward to
Tomorrow…

©anitadawes 2020

#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

June 11: Flash Fiction Challenge

June 11, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story deep waters. It can be literal or metaphorical. Think of a place and person and situation. Explore. Bathe. Renew. Go where the prompt leads!


Forgotten by the people they had made
They came from a timeless place
Cold, hollow, brittle
I hoped they would not speak
For fear my bones would break
Already I am fading from this world
I heard a soft voice take my hand
You have fallen into a pit of despair
Let me pull you out…
I felt myself reaching for something
For something I could not see
The sea had swallowed me
Dashing my body against sharp rocks
Reaching my hand above the waves
Mind and body pulled together as one
I was no longer treading deep water…

©anitadawes 2020