Plunging into the ravaging river-rise,
Eddying, encircling, engulfing,
Gasping, grabbing, gripping
His lifeline: enlightening glimpse
Wished-for alternative reality.
Time thread, snagged…
Just in time!
“Zuzu’s petals…Zuzu… There they are!”
Written in response to this weekend’s Trifextra challenge #38: “On to the weekend challenge. The Monkey’s Paw, a short story by W.W. Jacobs, is about the strings that come with granted wishes. We are asking you to write 33 words exactly about three wishes that come at a high price to the wisher”. www.trifectawritingchallenge.com