Tuesday Scribes – Week 3

Tuesday Scribes – Haibun

Welcome to week 3 of the Tuesday Scribes writing prompts.

In week 1 the challenge was to write a drabble, last week it was a mini-saga and this week something different. The challenge this week is to write a Haibun – but first here is this week’s photo prompt:

The Picture


The Challenge

The challenge is to write a Haibun to go with the photo.

In its simplest terms, a haibun is a terse, relatively short piece of prose which is finished off with a haiku.  Most haibun range from well under 100 words to 200 or 300.

If you would like to know more about different forms of haibun then check out Contemporary Haibun Online.

This example is taken from Haibun Today:

Marilyn Humbert
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


My Brother, John, dreamt of flying to the stars. A rocket-man discovering new worlds and lifeforms. He could name all the constellations in the southern sky and recorded stars movements through the celestial sphere with his backyard telescope. He was studying at university when his mind sickened, and he became disillusioned, confused.

Now he lives in a fantasy world, an astronaut questing among stars.

barred windows
the slip of shadows
across the floor

Put your haibun on your own blog and link it here by clicking on the blue frog below.

Have fun!

Mike Jackson


I look forward to reading your comments

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