Haiku #5

As part of the Daily Post Haiku Challenge, here’s my fifth haiku:

Skinless child lures a

Prince, brings peace and harmony.

Happily they live.

Whew! I had to cut a lot from the story with this last haiku, but there it is. My re-telling of Grimm’s Brother and Sister. I left out a lot of details, so you’ll just have to read the story written in prose to find out how that skinless child saves the day.

N. E. WHITE’S VERSION OF BROTHER AND SISTER IN HAIKU FORM

A witch comes to roost,

Head high, eyes bright, child at heels,

To fight skin-deep hate.

Step-daughter and -son

Discover evil amidst.

The child has no skin.

Sister and Brother

Flee. Hunted by witch and child.

A seed breeds darkness.

Witch sees their folly,

magicks Brother into deer,

Daughter full of shame.

Skinless child lures a

Prince, brings peace and harmony.

Happily they live.

By the way,  if you are interested in supporting a couple of charities this season and want a few interesting stories to read, check out this post over on my anthology blog.

Happy Holidays!

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