Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mysterious show of a fallout

                                                                        Attribution:  Wellcome Images
Image: (here)

F for Fritter Away in the Quest to be Healthy

Anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder
characterized by a fear of gaining weight

the 12 given words:
elbows flute hard farther desert  panting 
without,stone waited scene could

3WW given words
haunted intense gloomy

Mysterious show of a fallout
Self-imposed starvation
Intense in its desire to fritter away
Redundant in its existence
Hauntingly a shadow of a previous bubbly self


Elbows thinned out akin to an old flute
Hard to discern but perhaps to seek refuge
Perhaps sympathy
but plunging down the abyss
Farther afield away in a dry desert reeling
Further down south
Panting in its efforts seemingly gloomy
Without any logical explanation


Stoned, they waited but for no one
Day noon and night

Pathetic scene indeed!
Was she your sister?
No, but she could be anyone you knew before!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #106
Thomg's 3WW week #526
Grace's at d'Verse's OLN #193


  1. A painfully eloquent depiction of anorexia. Well said.

  2. What a sorry state to be in ~

  3. This is painful reading for me--but so poignant--

  4. Pathetic and haunting...a potentially beautiful life sadly frittered away.

  5. Sad... Fitness is often mistook or misguided as "unrealistic bodily perfection"

    jaishwrites - F for??? (flashfiction)

  6. I liked the phrase "fritter away
    Redundant in its existence". One needs a middle ground with weight control.

  7. 'Elbows thinned out akin to an old flute' - like! great imagery there! The picture too is arresting.


  8. Going too far sure isn't in anyone's best interest.

  9. a disease of the mind more than the body -heal the mind and the body will follow its lead, very powerful yet emphatic words Hank - well written - Gina

  10. My granddaughter has just started dieting in an intense way that scares me. Needless to say, this resonates.

  11. Such a tragic thing happening in a young person's life. Why? I think every time I hear about a diet I get a bit scared.