King of Ice and Snow – A Guest 100 Word… poem?

storytime.pngYup, it’s flash fiction time again!

As always, this is based around Laurence Simon’s weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. It’s a great exercise for writers – writing a good drabble is a lot harder than it appears, but is still a "small" task so you can get around that idea of it being too much work. And then you get a random (and often bizarre) writing prompt to shoehorn you out of writer’s block! Go read the rules for the Weekly Challenge and participate! Heck, Chris the Nuclear Kid does when he remembers to (and I can drag him away from video games)! This is his … poetry entry?! Wow!

The player below should have the audio for this week; if it doesn’t, you can find the audio here to download. You can also read and hear the rest of the entries at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!

Christmas decorationsKing of ice,
king of snow.
King of Christmas and mistletoe.

Every year I hope to see,
you crouched before my Christmas tree.
I hope to see you stacking gifts,
just beneath my Christmas tree.

Every Christmas eve I cheer,
for I know you will be stopping here.
I want to see you so I wait

Every year I wait and wait,
but I guess it is not my fate.

Despite my efforts,
I missed my chance,
to see your reindeer prance and prance

I missed this year so now I yearn,
for the next Christmas when you return.