Mismatched pair #FlashFiction

She was colorful and lyrical

he was leathery and cynical

he’d watch her flit catch the sun

she would float over him sing a beautiful song

A mismatched pair if ever there’d been

he gazed –  she spread wings to catch the wind

he loved her dance

she loved his smile

The lizard and the butterfly

Every Friday a group of us have fun writing flash fiction in 55 words. It is fun and a great exercise for writers – join us and the “gracious host from coast to coast G-Man

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Sara Yeomans http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeomans/84111140

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I love the combination of ptraetns, Kim! That’s always freaks me out when I try to do that, but you have it down perfectly! 🙂 [I’m a ticking & toile kinda gal, too!]xoxo laurie


  1. Adam is referring to Jim Morrison’s famous line…
    “I am the Lizard King….I can do ANYTHING”!
    She must be attracted by that darting tongue…:P
    Loved your beautiful 55 MDW….
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End


    1. Oh ok I’m not really a Jim Morrison fan. I was thinking more along the lines of opposites attract 🙂


  2. forgive me for seeing through Brian’s eyes :-/…but right up to that point, I was enjoying it…

    he loved her dance

    she loved his smile

    that’s important

    Peace, hp


    1. I guess odd is what makes the world go round – I wrote knowing children would enjoy such a silly story


  3. I may be lizrd like but i don’t have scaly skin while you have gossamer wings. You’re safe as long as you flit off before lunch time.


    1. Did I call you a lizard – certainly not!!! *smiles* Tho you and I are certainly a mismatch of minds


    1. i guess the rule of thumb “don’t get too close” – glad to see you out and about after all you have been through


  4. Awww… great matches are indeed made in heaven… and my dear Moonie, you’ve really given perspective to the phrase “opposites attract” 🙂

    Have to read your 55 to my hubby now!! I am SURE he will love it too!! 🙂


  5. LOL, brian beat me to the alternate ending i was thinking of. i guess we are both twisted. the butterfly picture is just amazing though!


  6. beautiful!both words and pictures.
    it makes me wonder who i get eaten by 🙂
    my 55 is at my other blog 🙂 i don’t know why this shows


    1. found your site while browsing the enirtes on the latest LOTV challenge Love your card I like the pastel colours Just wanted to mention for what its worth I get recurring bouts of labyrinthitis which make me feel faint and like Im drunk as I’m very unsteady on my feet and feel like the ground is moving also affects my vision a bit too kind of goes in and out of focus.


  7. I don’t think Brian “ruined it” Surely his “snap” ending as always Moondust’s intention?


    1. after all this is a children’s “poem” and a child could probably figure out the ending – his fascination could be how she tasted all along ( poor butterfly)


      1. quick bike ride.grind on mentally cnhnleagilg stuff like physics your mind will bust out flying after that.i tried lyrics for a while, but i couldn’t keep the nonessential stuff out. began to resemble an essay or monograph. i think a lyric (or business card slogan) writer must be satisfied leaving lyrics somewhat ambiguous. (and that’s not even considering mondegreens yeah, go and google-away some more time reading about mondegreens )


  8. You like odd couples. Nice childern’s story where anything is possible. Great write. it reminds me on the Heart song, Dog & Butterfly.


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