Promptly Written
Published in

Promptly Written

Vermilion Skies


Photo by Kym MacKinnon on Unsplash

Christopher is my given name
Though most refer to me as harebrained
They think me daft, a mariner defamed
They laugh behind my back and in my face

The Queen believed in my tall tale
Or rather expected great riches on a large scale
Three ships she presented and I set sail
Chasing my dreams, my lifelong fairytale




Promptly Written is the place to find prompts for all your writing needs. Daily, weekly and monthly prompts will be made available. Snag only the ones you like. Write whenever, wherever the mood strikes you. Please credit Promptly Written in your story.

Recommended from Medium

Mourinho meets Conor McGregor

Hell on Earth

In Your In-Box

i want a wall filled with beautiful mirrors.

When Words Go Missing

the image is that of an old antique typewriter being used as a planter for indoor/desk plants

Icarus — a poem

A Promise Kept

I Hope You Had A Mom

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Joe Merkle

Joe Merkle

The meanderings of a multifarious writer

More from Medium

On a Bench Outside

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Surface Tension

My Joyful Yet Sinful Chocolate Ecstasy