The Pickpocket – 5 prompt entry

A 238 word series of Haikus that tell a story using all the prompts allowed. The prompts are:

Pickpocket Change

Treasured Derelict

Thin Can

Gremlin Nebula

Eyes Down Here


The Pickpocket

written by Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015


Pickpocket change and
Other odds and ends to find
With the pocket fuzz.

Thin can of soda
Resting on the table cloth.
With the treasures there.

Treasured Derelict
From the Gremlin Nebula
With his eyes down here.

Takes a peek outside
And sees the police man’s horse.
Worry lines his face.

Is he coming here?
Looking for a pickpocket?
Quiets his breathing.

Standing still and waits.
He watches the police man.
As the horse whinnys.

Ready to jump and run
If any sign shows movement.
From the police man.

He is a long way
From the Gremlin Nebula.
What to do? Oh what?

His nerves are fraying.
His mouth is dry. Needs soda.
So he can swallow.

The can of soda
Is on the table, not there,
Not within his reach.

Quietly he peeks
Wondering what the police
Are doing out there.

More have arrived now
What should he do with his loot?
They may find it quick!

Where was his buddy
From the Gremlin Nebula?
Did he get caught yet?

Fear begins to stir
Within his dual green heads
With the eyes down here.

Suddenly there is
Knocking against his front door jamb.
He sucks in his breath.

Then there is knocking
At the back of the building.
Men are shouting loud.

Suddenly the back
Door breaks open letting in
The police squadron.

One grabs his two arms
Another grabs all his loot.
Another win for earth.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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5 Responses to The Pickpocket – 5 prompt entry

  1. Stephanie says:

    I can’t help but feel sorry for the little alien with his commonplace treasure trove. Nice suspense and humor. It’s been awhile! Welcome back!


    • Tessa says:

      Thank you Stephanie. It has been awhile and I have my creativity back. I have 2 blogs now. One the stories and poems and the other more journal like with the stories too for my followers over there. So if you notice a different address it is my other blog, both under Tessa.


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  3. A-Ku says:

    Very interesting, but I gotta admit, beyond a point haikus and poetry just go “whoosh!” over my head. I need to work on that…


    • Tessa says:

      I never cared much for poetry when I was young now I write Haikus and can whip them out and occasionally a somewhat more regular type poem will demand to be written, but I write short stories too. I just am finding the Haikus fun and certainly a challenge and I use all the given prompts. Thank you for reading.

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