Fall (Autumn) is a busy time of the year for many, along with changing seasons, it is also the return of school in many countries. Each day that passes finds us presented with a potentially wide range of emotions for us to handle – the ‘ups and downs’ that may beset us.
With this in mind, the hosts (Nightlake, Ye Pirate and myself) of the Ligo Haibun Challenge have selected the following two words for you to explore and think on while writing your haibun this week, chose either one:
“paradise” or “apathy”
Enjoy your creativity this week!
I have chosen Paradise. Yesterday I wrote a serious story about Paradise as it relates to love. Today I write a whimsical haibun on the same subject!
Falling in love. This, the exact expression describing those sky rocketing emotions first felt when finding love with another.
The sensation like falling, in a way. Akin to leaping out of an airplane, free falling before the parachute opens, knowing not what the next moment might bring, loving the adrenaline rush racing through your body.
I’ve fallen in love. And it is paradise. Or the best feeling I can come up with when thinking of paradise. It would be nice however if there were a parachute. Just like jumping out of an airplane, there is gravity to contend with and it does pull one down. Sometimes pulling one right out of paradise into hell.paradise exists but only for a time no parachute
Thank you. Now it’s your turn.
Write a haibun this Week. The Ligo Haibun Challenge is open to all writers, you are encouraged to enter.
To read about the Haibun style of writing and the rules to this challenge, click here. This is a weekly challenge so be sure to enter before the closing date and time. Click on the link collection to view time remaining, add your link and to access and read other entries for this week.
There were several writers who didn’t have an opportunity to submit their entries for recent challenges, They are listed below!
#Ligo Haibun – Inspired by Persia | Sarah Ann Hall
#Ligo Haibun – My Pet Penguins – hmv (Heath Martin Vogel),
#Ligo Haibun – Quote from Romi – horty ( Maria H. Rexach-Rivera, MD aka Dr. Rex)
Have an excellent rest of your day and weekend ahead! Thank you for stopping by,
24 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge ~ For all writers!”
Love the comparison of falling in love with falling out of plane – so scary and exciting and the ending unknown. Wonderfully apposite.
Thank you Sarah Ann, those were my thoughts, too! 🙂
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free falling in love without a parachute – definitely paradise found. ♥
Hi Sunshine, it just seemed to me that anything goes with those amazing feelings, most especially being out of control during a rush of emotions! xx
Perfect description of falling in love, Penny, lovely writing! xoxo
Thanks Lauren, I hope your week is going well for you my friend! xo
On time this week! w00t
Excellent writing, Penny! I loved your take on the prompt 🙂 Thank you for the mention in this week’s post!
Yes, on time – congratulations! 🙂 Thank you, for your compliment. And you are very welcome. 🙂
The perfect description of falling in love. 🙂
Thanks LuAnn! 🙂
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so nicely done, Penny:) Uncomplicated piece..well written
Hi Padmini. Thank you, dear friend! 🙂
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Ahhh…the paradise of love…
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Yup … no paracute, RoSy! lol, 🙂 xo
Oh love…..how many times do we write about love. 🙂 Loved the haiku….no parachute indeed.
Hi Anja, yes, most definitely would be handy wouldn’t it! 🙂
beautiful and apt description of how it is to fall in love. I really like the ending ‘Because just like jumping out of an airplane there is gravity to contend with and it does pull one down. Sometimes pulling one right out of paradise and into hell’. Powerful!
Cool. I think after last week’s horror story, I will go for a more mellow skip along the road happy one 🙂