Casual violence

For the Secret Keeper’s weekly writing prompt.

This week’s words are:


Photo ©Ilmari Karonen


He’d meant no harm, a casual act,

Quick to react,

But harm was done

With his black gun.


An idle shot into the tree,

He couldn’t see

Unblinking stare

Of cat up there.


The hunt has rights, no one’s to blame,

But all the same,

Each loss is deep,

Some heart will weep.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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