Thursday, 4 April 2013

NaPoWriMo Day 3, Er, 4

Unfortunately I've had to skip day 3 of NaPoWriMo, at least temporarily.I do plan  to go back to it, but day 4 is here now for your attention!

The prompt for day 4 is to use a name of a fiction spaceship created by author Iain M Banks as a title. The title I chose was 'Lightly Seared On The Reality Grill'.

Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill

When reality twists, and turns,
Inside out, upside down.
You wake up and think,
You’re in the middle of a dream.

When the mirror cracks,
And you see yourself
As if a stranger,
Wondering at every little thing you do.

Time stops, you hang, frozen,
In a random moment,
Asking what is real,
Living on automatic pilot.


A sharp shock brings you back,
A faint smell of burning flesh
As you’re toasted lightly,
Seared upon the reality grill.
A tiny scar the only souvenir,
Of a never-forgotten experience.


  1. Good take, I like the way you went with this. It's so easy for us to live on automatic pilot.

  2. A really nice take on this prompt. I can think of a time or two I've been seared myself.