The WEP (Write, Edit, Publish) Challenge so generously hosted by Denise Covey and Yolanda Renee is back. Olga Godim and Nilanjana Bose have joined the team, providing welcome support to the doughty duo and adding to the wealth of ideas and talent.
This April, the WEP challenge is to create around the theme of the road less travelled . We are asked to create something from the prompt - and can do so through fiction, non-fiction, photography...
If you visit here and click on any names with a DL next to them you will be taken to some wonderful pieces. I wimped out of participating in the last few challenges but I have read all of the submissions with awe and wonder. I will marvel at the other participant's skill, imagination and ingenuity this time too.
I am posting a smidge early, so please, don't discount those who don't have a DL following their name yet. It will come, and a revisit is definitely worthwhile.
In the summer of 2004 I used a substantial chunk of money inherited after my mother's death to travel to Antarctica. It was a dream come true, and despite substantial criticism from family and friends I don't regret it. At all.
An impossible dream,
When opportunity appeared I fell into her arms
(prudence and sanity be damned).
Somnolent seals, and
Monet's water lilies,
Exquisitely, delicately executed in ice.
Chilly blues, hard-edged white.
Monolithic ice-bergs, flurries of snow.
Dawn and dusk separated by no more than a heart-beat.
This fragile frozen land sent daggers into my heart
and ignited a firestorm.
A storm of awe, of wonder,
and of joy.
Memories fan the embers to a blaze
and warm my heart.
I hope they always will.
I know they always will.
Word Count: Truly pathetic - less than 100
Full Critique Acceptable.