Haibun Thinking – The Enchanted Kingdom.

Welcome to week 2 of the Haibun Thinking Challenge.

This week there are two prompts: This is my second go at this one:

Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm
Robert Burns

The Enchanted Queen Awesome Ruler of the World

Surveyed her kingdom.

All was not right.

Her subjects were revolting in more ways than one.

He Who Wrote to be Noticed was not reporting back

On the fate of Australia as its currency

Had begun to dip since he came to power.

The feathered one was having an identity crisis

What was once a goose was now not a gander but a mallard

Go figure she thought?

The pachyderm had put his foot in it once too often

Was in need of a serious therapy, or worse.

Tommy she was sure had gone walkabout

As he wandered in and out of things.

And her own state of being was severely compromised

So snowed under she was unable to move.

Maybe she thought my kingdom is need of some niceness

And so she thereby decreed

That as of today she would become

Enchanted Queen Awesome and Benevolent Ruler of the World.

To begin everyone’s haibun would be perfect

She would see that everyone would gush

Not only over hers but everyone elses.

There would be happiness in the kingdom

And death to those who disagreed.

Writing to be Noticed adjusted the Australian dollar

The feathered one polished his ID badge

Tommy tried to stand taller

The pachyderm cringed.

The Enchanted Queen Awesome and Benevolent Ruler of the World, her hand on the trap door spring,

Smiled benevolently on all.


kingdom in array

subjects out of all control

all benevolence.

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29 Responses to Haibun Thinking – The Enchanted Kingdom.

  1. Oh goodness someone’s been naughty in the Kingdom have they? Love the trap door – hate to be the recipient – well told Michael.

  2. Anja says:

    The Enchanted Queen Awesome and Benevolent Ruler of the World approves and loves the new addition to my title.

  3. Al says:

    Time to fly lol

  4. Brenda says:

    LOL I feel quite left out. Ah well, best to keep my trap shut. Great banter, and lo, all haibun are miracles of dancing words!

  5. niasunset says:

    Great writing. Thank you, I enjoyed. Love, nia

  6. This so creative. I feel as if I know the characters 😉 Well done my friend.

  7. julespaige says:

    Oh my. Any yellow brick roads follow or Emerald kingdoms to duck into?
    Better watch what I say or I may be turned into a….quack, quack…quack!

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