Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#Ligo Haibun – photo prompt – Markers on the road

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This week’s Ligo Haibun Challenge gave us two pictures to choose from. Being as I seemed to have focussed on the background, I’ve reproduced both here.













Markers on the road

When a stone is thrown in to water, waves form, ripples spread. After a time, the surface returns to how it was, a sheen mirroring the sky, but underneath there are changes. Sediment has moved, a stone lies where before there was none.

Every beach we visit we walk for a while heads down, looking for hag stones and driftwood. A spine of hag stones hangs from the ceiling, a driftwood mirror rests by the door. Shelves are adorned by sandstone from the Great Ocean Road, eucalypt from Lightning Ridge, railway slag from Consall Forge, chalk from Sangatte, pieds from the bed of the Fier.

Wherever we travel and beauty lies, we take a stone or piece of fallen bark. Our home is weighed down with them.


stones tell a story

memories every one

markers on the road

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Written by Sarah Ann

February 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

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  1. This was beautiful. You’ve been some awesome places.


    February 27, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  2. I loved the haiku and the way you described the changes underneath:-)


    February 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    • Thank you. I’m not convinced the first two paragraphs link together well enough, but those were the thoughts I had. Muse was having a bit not downtime last week and, as she’s been away so long, I don’t want to exhaust her. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      March 3, 2014 at 11:46 am

      • :-)I know ,sometimes the muse has such moods,lol!


        March 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  3. a beautiful reflection, Sarah. markers on the road and also adventures taken. nice.


    March 5, 2014 at 11:51 pm

  4. Wonderful mood and tone, and atmosphere. Really this is fine traditional haibun writing.

    Hamish Gunn Fly Indie

    April 14, 2014 at 7:01 am

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