Author Archives: torichatfield

NaPoWriMo 2018 – 2 -Belladonna


Clothed in black and purple

She waits in the quiet places.

Beguiling and tempting –

Putting on the glamour.

Deep, dark eyes shining

With a hint of menace and madness

She holds the life thread

Between her elegant fingers.

Twisting it this way and that and

Now you see her shears.



NaPoWriMo 2018 – 1 – Oh Diana!


miracle of nature.

do not think of moving

toothed leaves snap tightly

when triggered by prey


workings are complex

dependent on changes

of cells in the hinge

which are tapped more than once


snap close to trap it,

flaps close to squash it,

enzymes secreted

to digest your meal


opening slowly

waiting in silence

for more fools to dance

in your wide open mouth