funny freckles and frizzy hair

funny freckles and frizzy hair
passengers admiring stares
a pretty little turned up nose
pink paint on fingertips and toes
morning air so cold and fresh
sprinkled dewdrops on her vest
where she goes, nobody knows
painted with perfume of marshmallow
every boy wants to be her shadow
she knits in quiet solitude
unaware of the strangers moods
a giveaway, an easy smile
is missed and lost
over the miles
and all the while
she casts on stitches
dreams of days to come
on beaches
wishes long and daydreams hard
amidst a most admiring crowd
a whistle blows
crowds shuffle past
she knits and stills herself in tasks
a newspaper she pulls out next
notice how they strain their necks
to see, to know more, all about her
and what she reads, and if it matters
she drops a coin then
from her purse
and Mr Someone takes his chance
Looks into her pretty eyes
and hand the coin back
for a smile

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I found this great creative writing prompt# resource and tried it out this morning. I chose number 70 for inspiration:

“Pick a character in a day time soap and put him or her in a stranded commuter train. Write about what he or she is feeling or thinking at that moment.”

I took a little liberty with it, in that the girl isn’t really stranded and don’t give too much away about what she is thinking….but still, this was a fun exercise with lots of room to move. I hope you enjoy it :)


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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Oh very delightful Karin; it is so cute – children would enjoy this too, and it flowed with a lovely rhyme.

  • aw, thanks so much Mui-Ling, I think it took all of 5 mins, as I’m feeling inspired by anything and everything right now, even though I’m quite tired :) This was an extremely fun exercise to try and do. As it wasn’t my own idea, but someone else’s on the website…but it really is great to stretch and try something different now and then to see what is possible :) xx

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Pretty cute, Karin. I love the ending!

  • aw, thank you so much Frannie, it was fun doing this :)

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  • twistwashere
    twistwashereabout 2 years ago

    ooohh , gosh , Karin , a meandering story , I am experiencing all the colour of the flow , this has happened twice to me recently , was attending a weddin expo recently , I dropped a black leather glove off the top of my bag , was wholey consumed with talking to my eldest about what we waz gunna buy to eat , it was at the casino , he picked it up and went to hand it to my firstborn , I wish I didn’t react so quick , and allowed his diologue , I was so peaked at droppping it , all this shit went through my brain at , gosh , expensive russian dress gloves , I nearly lost one , instead of enjoying his moment , I am such a dag , and this dude in the supermarked the other day picked up my hair clip , same thing same reaction , I get nervouse around guys , when they have taken action , your write brought all these thoughts back for me , cool and cheers , your still lookin as cute azeva , twist

  • hey thanks twist, that’s so very cool hey, fancy that happening to you. I swear it’s never happened to me before, but I did get approached in the supermarket not long ago, and this really nice fella tried to pick me up, it was like something out of a movie, I was so stunned I was almost speechless haha…it’s very nice to receive such attention hey :)

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  • twistwashere
    twistwashereabout 2 years ago

    yeah , I bet you still get asked for id ?? yeah, when stuff happens to me that is not expectted , I loose my momentum , and become awkward and shy , but yeah , it is so nice , I like the suparmarket , I like lookin in poeples trollys , checkin out what their purchasing , and I love the check out , that when stuff happens ,

  • haha…no way twist, I don’t still get asked for ID… I know what you mean…I’m a bit of a people watcher too, I love to just sit and observe people going about life, it’s a pretty chilled thing to do ;)

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    Very cool, Karin!

  • thank you so much Mel! :) x

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  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 2 years ago


  • aw thanks Matt :))

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  • brendan harkom
    brendan harkomabout 2 years ago

    A nice piece and easily places the reader there with these people. Well done

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