CCC#25: Rosie Sitting by the Brook

Girl on Bank CCC25

Crimson’s Creative Challenge 25

Rosie sitting by the brook
Feet in water, head in book,
Isn’t worried in the least
All-absorbed in a fictional feast
Doesn’t hear the stalking beast
Rosie too late turns to look
Comes the killer with a reaping-hook


About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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66 Responses to CCC#25: Rosie Sitting by the Brook

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    For once you’re more horrible than me. I was expecting something simply pastoral. Based on personal experience?

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  2. She seems like me, head in book but that was too tragic…

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  3. A different twist on the end that I wasn’t expecting but I really like your poem.

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Ouch! lol Just lost my desire to sit by Brooks 😊

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  5. Nice rhyme, I didn’t realise it was Lizzie Bawden’s mother sitting there.

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  6. Dale says:

    You are so cruel… never gonna get today’s “Yutes” to read if they have to fear 😉

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  7. That turned dark fast! Had a good time with my double-take at the first mention of the beast.

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  8. Violet Lentz says:

    Just my style! ooo I love this one! I just got wifi up here and I will be posting but can’t catch up with all the prompts I’ve saved the challenge picture here and hope to use it!

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  9. Jessica says:

    Goosebumps! So short but exciting. I felt the pain between my shoulder blades!

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  10. Indira says:

    She looks vulnerable, still, I feel sorry for her. Nicely written.

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  12. Ooh this is deliciously creepy Crispina, from a carefree, jaunty start to that killer last couple of lines.

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