The Pickpocket – Inspiration Monday 5 prompt entry

Inspiration Monday Inspiration MondayA 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

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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.

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About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh is now in her 60's and still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for www.IBPF.org (volunteer for non-profit) and has 5 blog posts already published by them. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She has 3 blogs so far http://www.tessacandoit.com and http://www.finallyawriter.com and http://www.sunnythoughtsandprayers.wordpress.com She is from Deptford, NJ. Her family and blogs keep her busy.
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5 Responses to The Pickpocket – Inspiration Monday 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!

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    • 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…

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    • 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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