The Night

(144 Words)
By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Picture Courtesy of Science Times and “Cannibalistic Toads”
by Annie Roth

In response to dVerse Poets Pub prompt from Tulips & Chimneys, by e. e. cummings using the last line of IX-Impressions: ‘In the street of the sky night walks scattering poems.’

Posted by Linda Lee Lyberg – Write a story of 144 words or less, not including the title.
(RULES: The story must have a beginning and an end, and should not be poetry. You must use the poetry line above within your story in its entirety without inserting any other words.)

Awaiting the night, the day drags eternal. Minute after minute melts into hours that drizzle down windows caked with age and grime.

Finally, finally Old Sol gives up his day reigns to allow Lady Moon to rule the night. Creatures of darkness slip from beneath fallen brown and red marbled leaves, damp from evening dew.

Huge toads emerge slowly, eyes scan the area for land and air predators, also beasts of blackness. Owls, snakes, crocodiles of the swamp and bigger toads out to find a tasty meal, or two.

Crickets chirp their melancholy mating song. The paramour of the previous night, devoured by another drawn by her tune. The eater later finds himself within the belly of an even bigger connoisseur of fresh prey.

It is this darkness that bids the writer out for in the street of the sky night walks scattering poems.


  1. Sadje says:

    So evocative Ami. Excellent take

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you so much Sadje. I hope you are recovering well. ((hugs)) ❤️


  3. Nicely done! Thanks for joining in.

    Liked by 1 person

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