FACELESS FACES

THURSDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Prompt ~FACELESS FACES


FACELESS FACES

by John Yeo

  I find whenever I’m writing a story or piece of poetry, it’s inevitable that my characters will start out completely faceless. 

My job is certainly to word my description in such a way as to gently suggest the characteristics that would build the type of person I’m introducing. 

   My favourite author, Charles Dickens was adept at this, cleverly introducing characteristics that helped the reader form a picture of a person from a faceless face.

  One way is to concentrate on the five senses when thinking of how to construct a character’s face.

Sight~ Eyes, colour, cold blue etc , shape, deformities

Sound~Ears, pointed, flat etc, sharp hearing, loss of hearing.

Smell~Nose, Large, small, pointed, nostrils, hair.

Taste~Lips and tongue, Fashion of spectacles, nose-ring, makeup,

Touch~Rough or smooth velvety skin. soft facial hair.

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WICKED WICKLES

WEDNESDAY 27th JANUARY 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Prompt ~ WICKED WICKLES

WICKED WICKLES

by John Yeo 

To someone who has never encountered Wickles

A writing prompt from M can be cunningly concealing

Wicked or innocent the imagination bristles.

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With a thorny question on a bed of wicked prickles

It was enough to send the sense of reality reeling

To someone who has never encountered Wickles.

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Were they witches covens with spellbinding trickles?

Or a questionable form of alternative healing?

Wicked or innocent the imagination bristles.

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After onerous research through magical epistles

An enquiry through Google search was revealing

To someone who has never encountered Wickles.

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Showing mouthwatering wicked, hot Wickles pickles 

A mix of spicy vegetables so tastefully appealing

Wicked or innocent the imagination bristles.

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Wicked flavours the unrefined palate tickles 

Through a tasty gastronomic flavourful feeling

To someone who has never encountered Wickles

Wicked or innocent the imagination bristles.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved 

WARM WINTER CHILLI

WEDNESDAY 13th JANUARY 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..

Prompt ~WARM WINTER CHILI



WARM WINTER CHILLI


by John Yeo

 When a January day dawns with a cold chilly morning

There’s a spicy way to set your taste buds on fire

With fiery, warm winter chilli, it’s magic performing.

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Taste is a sense of highly sensitive savouring

The sharp flavour and warmth with that chilli desire

When a January day dawns with a cold chilly morning.

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A passion for food is exploration, taste discerning
The taste buds reflect a different sensation supplier

With fiery, warm winter chilli, it’s magic performing.

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The heat spreads rapidly as the chilli starts burning

Providing more heat than you can possibly require

When a January day dawns with a cold chilly morning.

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 Beware, the warm winter chilli can be habit forming

An antidote to the freeze with a heat magnifier

With fiery, warm winter chilli, it’s magic performing.

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The antidote to bland cold taste buds is reforming,

Encouraging the body thermostat higher and higher 

With fiery, warm winter chilli, it’s magic performing.

When a January day dawns with a cold chilly morning.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

HOT CHILLI PEPPER

by John Yeo

A passion for food is exploration, 

When taste buds react to a different sensation. 

Sweet things can tingle with extra flavour, 

The sharp taste of citrus can be something to savour.

Add a chilli or two to a steaming pot,

Then the taste buds shout loud,

HOT!~HOT!~HOT!

In American English, “chili” is the most common spelling for the spicy peppers as well as the stew and hotdog topping. In British English the preferred spelling is “chilli.” In Spanish speaking countries and regions of the US, “chile” is the most common variant. 

Warm and chilli are a contradiction in terms.

Heat is generated by the introducing warmth

Five Senses of Wistful Thinking

FIVE SENSES OF WISTFUL THINKING

By John Yeo

SIGHT~SOUND~SMELL~TASTE~TOUCH

What do you want most in the world?
The sage old Guru asked, when I met him for lunch in the college refectory.
I pondered for a few seconds, my mind racing over the many possible answers to his question.
I began to think and value the things I already have. My lovely wife and our happy relationship, our simple lifestyle that we already value so much
Our family, I would want them all to be very healthy and happy in their unique individual ways. Good health for the rest of our lives would come top of the list for both Margaret and myself. Enough to eat and an absence of thirst would also be there, along with the peace of mind that comes with freedom from worry and stress. The peace that comes from valuing one another and respecting each others opinion and point of view, would certainly be there sharing the top spot of any answer to a most wanted requirement from life.

SIGHT~ Globally, I would like to see, Peace all over the world. Nations living side-by-side, with freedom from fear. Accepting each other in friendship. An impossible dream? Perhaps.

SOUND~ I would like to hear the silence, following the fiinal cessation of the bombing of the innocents. Then the birds singing the dawn chorus in Spring.

SMELL~ I would like to smell the scented Spring flowers in my garden and the smell of a newly mowed lawn. Masking the imagined stench of death and bloodshed, that is the present reality in many parts of the world.

TOUCH~ I would like to feel and touch the raindrops, falling on our skin as we drink the fresh water from a Spring shower. Washing away the fear of sudden death from war or sickness or famine.

TASTE~ I would relish the taste of very cold clear fresh water that has flowed from a mountain stream to nourish the earth. Then the taste of the fruits and food that spring from the clear refreshing rain. I would taste the salt in the tears that are shed for the lack of understanding in this world where many people go hungry and die of thirst.

What do I want most in this world?~

EQUALITY IN THE PEACE OF FAITH ~THE HOPE THAT THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER FOR ALL

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