Haiku of Leaves [IndieInk Challenge]

For the IndieInk Writing Challenge this week, SAM challenged me with “Rewrite your favorite story.” and I challenged Kirsten Doyle with “Take the opening line from the book you’re reading. Use that somewhere in the middle of your piece.”


The house is hungry.
Johnny has gone exploring.
The minotaur waits.


For more info on the piece, click below the fold.

For this prompt, I was torn between Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. These tie as my all-time favorite novels. However, I couldn’t resist the challenge of attempting to take the intense, expansive, and oddly-formatted House of Leaves and retelling it in the literary form I thought was the antithesis – the haiku.

2 thoughts on “Haiku of Leaves [IndieInk Challenge]

  1. I just wanted to drop you a note and say that even though I am not commenting*, I am SO enjoying the poetry posts.

    * – I had been in anti-poetry/pro-prose camp for a very long time. I am s l o w l y coming out of it. And these are part of why.


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