First Line Friday: Autumn chill

autumn chill, rot and ruin
 trees naked amidst dead leaves
 dancing on gold fields

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

“Weren’t you going to share your story — — the one that started with ‘The autumn chill descended over the town and with it came rot and ruin’? I love that line. It is so evocative.” …. “I know I said I also was going to write a short piece. Ok, ok, I admit it. There was no fiction involved.” Hangs my head, peeking through my lashes. “I had to. The haiku just popped into my head. Don’t you think the trees look like they are dancing?” … “No?” Pours gin liberally into a glass. Passes it over. “Here, this might help with that.” … “Oh, that’s ok. You don’t have to be the designated driver. We aren’t going anywhere. Here’s another haiku.” … “What? You thought when I invited you over to look at my opus, I had something else in mind? Geez! What kind of a writer do you think I am?!!”

The photo was from the challenge as well.

First Line Friday
 MindLovesMisery Menagerie

First Line Friday gives you a line to start your short fiction with. This week’s line is” The autumn chill descended over the town and with it came rot and ruin.”


Originally published at Cactus Haiku.