On One Hand, A Samurai – SHORT STORY

samurai warrior

19 minute challenge!

Samurai sword, drawn,

by hand,

Ready forever, waiting sharply for the hordes to swarm,

For the broken heartbeat, as warlord’s storm to engorge me.

Blood river down my forearm,

as five enemies mix,

Slice! Slice!

Make it six.

Then! my own flesh hides steel,

And I look,

at my left hand, severed, trampled under heel,

pain? I did not feel, as life itself did not seem real.

Turning, to face my amputator,

I cannot conceal, the maniacal laughter any longer,

It pours out, stronger and stronger,

You fool! I can still write! That was my left hand!

I’ll write of your demise!

He became sombre

As on that thought I speared him, between ribs and belly.

2013 repost

lion around 2

24 thoughts on “On One Hand, A Samurai – SHORT STORY

  1. Haven’t been reading or writing much for a few days. Good to get a short tale I could enjoy!

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    1. Thank you bookheathen, a little shorter than usual, good to mix then up ☺


  2. All of the sudden I feel sorry for him.. sigh.. 😦
    poor samurai.. he did not see it coming,
    he could not have predicted such blow from his lord
    to still keep his pen, mightier than the sword!

    😀 😀 what to do, you inspire 🙂

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    1. But he still has one good hand ☺ Ok 50% less than ideal…
      Thanks for your feedback moonskittles.

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      1. 🙂 🙂

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  3. Sometimes you really annoy me with the artfulness of your twists. Said with complete respect and only a slight twinge of dissatisfaction… 😉

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    1. haha. I’ll make sure my next story is boring 🙂 straight forward three act structure, 1,2,3.


  4. Samurai styled victory! Amazing one Lion!

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    1. Cheers Syeda, a little Japanese on this one 🙂

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      1. Arigatou Senpai 😋😋 ( anime effect! )

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  5. monkey always enjoy little story of mayhem.

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  6. Ah, a good old fashion slice and dice. Isn’t it wonderful to be a writer?

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    1. Can’t complain 🙂 Thanks again.

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  7. Haha!!! The revenge of a writer!!! Wonderful!

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  8. An interesting twist. Based on the title of this post, I did not expect what was written. Nicely done.

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    1. I’m always pleased if I can elicit a surprise 🙂

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      1. Haha yap. Me, too ^_^

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