Category Archives: haibun

Haibun – Decoy

  Decoy   I found a maggot, the size of a cat, on the kitchen floor. It mimicked a cat, grew ears and whiskers and rubbed against my hand affectionately. But I could still see the rings around its furless … Continue reading

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Haibun: Take My Lips

  I’m in Acker Bilk country, Pensford, Somerset. I’m freewheeling downhill on my bike, high on adrenalin, rapidly accelerating, and approaching a bend in the road and a brick wall. Acker Bilk’s house is on the right – but which … Continue reading

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Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse (haibun)

  Entering the waiting room, everyone leaves a vacant seat between themselves and the next patient. Until it becomes so full, that late arrivals squeeze into the in-between seats, trying not to touch the patients next to them. I gaze … Continue reading

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UHTS The “Samurai” Haibun Contest, 2017 Honourable Mention

Changing Trains   I board the late night train. I agree to hold a fellow passenger’s baby while she sorts out her bags and finds the baby’s things. The woman is clearly flustered, and she sighs heavily as she searches … Continue reading

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Haibun: Out on a Limb

  My parents warned me to stay away from the woods. There was an ogre in the woods, huge, old, and hairy, and he liked to eat children. I was climbing on a tree branch and noticed a strange old … Continue reading

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Important Call

  All our advisers are currently busy. Your call will be answered as soon as one of our advisers are free. Your call is important to us. Meanwhile, we will play some music at top volume . . . . … Continue reading

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Haibun – Night Fright

  Holidaying in Portugal, we came across a lake near Nisa and decided to ask at a nearby farm for permission to camp. We were greeted by a large dog, which lunged towards us snarling and pulling against its chain. … Continue reading

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