Familiar face

Below is a haiga, in this case a combination of a senryu and photograph, in response to a writing prompt on Creative Writing Ink

familiar face

About seaviewwarrenpoint

I am a writer, poetry facilitator and artist from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. My blog is https://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com/ Twitter @MarionSClarke
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6 Responses to Familiar face

  1. Patsy says:

    Sorry, I don’t get this one. I feel as though you have a particular devil in mind, but I’m not sure who you mean – sadly there are too many options!

    • Thanks for dropping by, Patsy. This haiga resulted from my response to a given prompt photo in a writing competition, rather than me setting out to say something (hopefully this makes some sense?)

      On studying the image, I found the shadowy figure in a hat very sinister and imagined he’d been following the main subject. I remember being really frightened by the title of a film called The Devil Rides Out when I was young (and I’m not sure I ever saw the film!) so I used this term to tie in the term ‘riding the subway.’ The photo immediately brought stalking to mind and I tried to portray this in words, but it obviously hasn’t worked as well as I’d hoped. 😦

      But hey, thanks so much for your comments, Patsy – all feedback is gratefully received! πŸ™‚


  2. This was thought provoking and therefore lent a richer experience. I saw the shadow and assumed that was the bowler hatted individual. The Devil Rides Out was the first novel I read by Dennis Wheatley and it turned me into a Wheatley fan during my teen years, so your reference really resonated with me. I loved it.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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