Haiku of Leaves [IndieInk Challenge]

For the IndieInk Writing Challenge this week, SAM challenged me with “Rewrite your favorite story.” and I challenged Kirsten Doyle with “Take the opening line from the book you’re reading. Use that somewhere in the middle of your piece.”

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The house is hungry.
Johnny has gone exploring.
The minotaur waits.

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For more info on the piece, click below the fold.

For this prompt, I was torn between Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. These tie as my all-time favorite novels. However, I couldn’t resist the challenge of attempting to take the intense, expansive, and oddly-formatted House of Leaves and retelling it in the literary form I thought was the antithesis – the haiku.

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2 thoughts on “Haiku of Leaves [IndieInk Challenge]

  1. I just wanted to drop you a note and say that even though I am not commenting*, I am SO enjoying the poetry posts.

    * – I had been in anti-poetry/pro-prose camp for a very long time. I am s l o w l y coming out of it. And these are part of why.

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