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Another Chance

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“They’re furious, Apollo. Gaea and Poseidon are gnashing their teeth, fuming with wrath for mankind’s disregard and disrespect. My wind has carried troubling news from the south that Gaea has cooled down her magma and Poseidon has lessened the pressure of rivers and dams. If this persist—

“Insolent fools, these humans are!” Apollo interfered Boreas’ discourse angrily. “After years of dumping wastes in the oceans and clearing the Earth’s forests on a massive scale, this is expected. I, myself, am blamed for warming the globe when, if fact, it is them who burned those fossil fuels. Why should we care? Even your winds, my kind-hearted friend, weren’t left untainted.”

Boreas looked mournfully at Apollo, his eyes filled with tears. “But they are ours to tend and foster.”

“With that… humans better know their place.” Apollo said with a disdainful smirk and a sigh. “For now, blow your winds Boreas. Let them hear your howl of sympathy and feel your gust of kindness. I will try and persuade the two to give mankind yet another chance.”

Word Count: 175


Here is for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt. This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thanks PJ for another fun prompt. ❤❤❤

This one is inspired by the recent red alert on PH’s power supply and some other distressing news about climate change, deforestation, and pollution. When will this end? I do not know.

The whole Philippine power grid was placed under red alert on Friday, as the sweltering heat drove electricity demand to a new record high amid thinning supply. –ANC, The World Tonight

Enjoy more stories here:

Aphrodite

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She is beauty personified, goddess of unending love;
Her lips speaks of desire and of undying love.

She winks to the sunny sky and breathes the morning air,
Walks amidst the splendor of a purifying love.

But mortals have shaped, altered, and clouded,
Of what she once deemed as gratifying love.

They cradled what’s tantamount to treachery and deceit,
Dimmed the lights to the road of a terrifying love.

Some old souls, however, continued to believe,
In the true charm of Aphrodite- a mystifying love.

Poetry Form: Ghazal


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Another out of town that called for an absence in the blogosphere. This is me catching up to NaPoWriMo. Here’s for Day 15. XD

Day 15: Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles.

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