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Muse Fusion Freebie: Winter Follies

I have a short story done, Laisesu's Blues, which is available for sponsorship at $12.

So far, no one has obligated me to post a second freebie--we're still open for prompts; people have various holiday commitments this month, and we're not all in the same time-zone (or even the same continent) so we're experimenting with a longer "open" period, to allow people to participate when it works for them. So I still hope you'll drop by and inspire us--or grab a prompt or two for yourself.

The prompts for tonight's freebie were ice dancing and snowy snow bath from [info]Jenny Heidewald and[info]haunted_blood


Winter Follies

By Deirdre M. Murphy

 

It’s dark and cold outside

But that’s what fur is for

The herd is friendly and warm

And Winter is good for sleeping.

 

But you can’t sleep all day

Even when the sun neglects to rise

Snowy foal slips out to the creek

The aurora lights his path.

 

The creek is frozen over;

The foal lifts his hoof

He saw his mother crack the ice

So he knows what to do.

 

But his hoof slips, slides—

He dances across the creek

Eyes wide and startled

The aurora shines underfoot!

 

On his back in the snow,

He wiggles, all four legs high

Hey—Winter is fun!

He stands and laughs in delight

 

He prances back to the stream

Skates across the ice again

And horn and tail held high

Winks at the girl-foal there.

 

She snorts, darts into the herd

And closes her eyes to dream

For Winter is good for sleeping

And always is followed by Spring.

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
ellenmillion
Dec. 23rd, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
I love this! I want to do some sketches for it, now. :)
wyld_dandelyon
Dec. 24th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
How wonderful! I always thought "snowy snow bath" was an art prompt.
pingback_bot
Dec. 24th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Muse Fusion wrapup
User ellenmillion referenced to your post from Muse Fusion wrapup saying: [...] Deirdre's poem has been posted at her journal: http://wyld-dandelyon.livejournal.com/148125.html [...]
red_trillium
Dec. 26th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
I love this, the imagery and lightheartedness appeal to me.
wyld_dandelyon
Dec. 26th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
Thank you! If you head over to ellenmillion or torn_world, you can see her sketch that goes with this!
red_trillium
Dec. 26th, 2010 08:40 am (UTC)
That looks like a whimsical and fun drawing!
wyld_dandelyon
Dec. 26th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
The prompt was whimsical and fun.
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