Shrill, piercing, strangely appealing

It makes for a different harmony

Scurrying, scampering, all around me, running

My mates make a beeline for the melody

Falling back, I try to cease and desist

But these notes I cannot resist

They’re the  Piper’s call


©Shailaja V
Word count: 42
Picture courtesy: Shutterstock
Picture courtesy: Shutterstock

Yeah Write’s Gargleblaster Challenge has more 42-word entries. Check them out now!

46 thoughts on “Can you hear it?- #Yeahwrite Gargleblaster

  1. Wonderful work. Incredible imagery.

    However unlike a few of the others I have to wonder if the speaker is a rat or one of the children? The imagery of “Scurrying, scampering” does seem to imply rodent but I can picture it fitting a bunch of kids at play also.

  2. I really like this take on the tale. It could be a good story about the ones who resisted! That would be an interesting group to read more about!

So, what did you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.