13 January 2021
Posted by Antosh Wojcik
It’s raining again.
As puddles of grime spit up into my jogging shoes,
I huddle beneath a conker tree
And hope thunder doesn’t begin to rumble.
Across the park, a toad sits on a lilypad
Moist and bulbous, a pulsating mass
surrounded by fresh grown damp pond weeds
A slow, clammy blink succeeds
of bullet tongue
consume some scurrying smorgasbord
In pride, he releases
resounding note of contentment
The rain lets up
And I go on my way
And we’re ignorant of each other.
You can listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/mcw-854371942/the-toad-i-by-h-l-truslove
The Mayflower Creative Writers January Blog brief is to write a piece of environmental storytelling with use of a central image the evolves and codes the piece throughout.
H L Truslove is a writer and poet based in Southampton. Their open world adventure book, Alba, is due to release later this year. Learn about and support the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/itbboardgames/alba-an-open-world-adventure-book/pledge/new?clicked_reward=false