Hunted – Writing Prompt #167 Collage Special Edition


Frozen here

I wait for all the

thoughts to leave,

return, and

stripped, set me afloat once more,

to guide me anew.


For now, I

am overwhelmed here,

engulfed by,

drowning in,

information overload.

I need rescuing


from my thoughts.

They sting me, wasp-like,

sharp-toothed and


as wolves hunting for their prey.

I must go to ground.


Here is my entry into Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s latest collage writing prompt, where we are invited to be inspired by the collage pictured above. Why not take part?

I also decided to write my response in the style of a Shadorma, which is a particular poetry form consisting of a six line stanza with the 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable pattern. You can write as many stanzas as you like, as long as they use the same syllable pattern.

Thank you to Mindlovemisery for introducing me to this form, which I knew nothing about until I saw this page on her blog.

11 thoughts on “Hunted – Writing Prompt #167 Collage Special Edition

  1. I love the way you’ve ‘collaged’ the water/air/wasp elements finishing with that last line which has such impact – “I must go to ground.” The Shadorma form adds a touch more elegance to it too

  2. I love the structure of the shadorma-stanzas; you’ve inspired me to try it too. I think the final stanza is particularly evocative and effective, Freya.

  3. Oh my gosh, your description of thoughts having sting of wasps–YES, so True!!! Line after line, every post, your writing is incredible (makes me think I should work a lot harder on mine…)

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