Wintry Virtual Reality

Photo Credit: KUKASMUU.COM

My friend knew that I was intent
on exploring a stimulating new hobby
so she gave me a gift of virtual reality for Christmas
and helped me strap on the goggles over my eyes.

Anticipating a special adventure,
I wake up in a red telephone booth
which transported me into a kind
of magical wintry masterpiece
in the snowfall of my mind.

I was taken aback by a set
of yellow eyes staring back at me
through the foggy window
with its brilliant iridescent fur
coruscating against the snow.

I suddenly remembered that
the game maker added a nice feature
where this mythical canine
will serve as a sapient cynosure
for the rest of my journey.

The quest involved finding a golden tree
in a labyrinth made of holly bushes
guarded by the Ice Queen
who spoke in riddles and resided
in a sacred temple outside the entrance.

Grateful for my linguistics background,
I felt like it would be fun
to have some tea and chat with the queen,
but little did I know of what I 
was going to encounter in this reality.

In response to… a lot of words and phrases this past week! Thank you for your inspiration! πŸ™‚

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Very interesting story.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! I wasn’t anticipating for it to go in this direction, but I like it! πŸ™‚

      1. Sadje says:

        It works very well.

  2. Sa, I love this poem! What a magical adventure, there’s even room for intrigue that could lead to a part at the end!πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! A cliffhanger seemed like even more fun for me. Now I can dream up a variety of endings! πŸ™‚ ❀

      1. Haha, yes, absolutely!😊 ❀️

  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    Wow! You have woven together many prompts – quite effectively, I must say.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks VJ! I guess at this point in my life, I live with the intent of experiencing novel experiences outside my comfort zone to learn and grow.

      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        Nothing wrong with that…the freedom to explore, I like it.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Kristian!😊 People might see my answers in January

  4. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Amazing how you were able to interweave all those prompts and create a charming adventure in this story. It kept me captured to the very end. Thank you for sharing Sa.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Helene! I’m glad you enjoyed the six sentence short tale. My love of adventure shines through in this poem. I enjoyed writing it. πŸ™‚

      1. Hélène Vaillant says:

        Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

  5. joyroses13 says:

    OH good story with a touch of mystery!

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Oh yes! Jenna noticed the same thing! I liked the poem to end this way. The cliffhanger leaves me tingling with excitement! πŸ™‚

      1. joyroses13 says:

        πŸ™‚ I just hope we aren’t hanging off a cliff in our road trip! But yes I do like ending my stories with cliffhangers sometimes too! πŸ™‚

  6. Very cool Six Sentence Story, Sa! Totally in awe of how you incorporated all the various prompts/hops into one piece. And thank you for a couple of new words for my vocabulary πŸ˜€
    You should link up your story over at GirlieOnTheEdge. Everyone would love reading your story!

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you, Denise! I enjoyed writing it and using some new words. It was a load of fun! πŸ™‚ ❀

  7. Ooo boy!!
    Lovely story here! πŸ˜€
    And sooo many prompts! πŸ™‚

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Hehe, thanks! Virtual reality came to me since no one looks for phone booths anymore! πŸ˜€

  8. Bernie Delaney says:

    I like the way you have used different prompts as inspiration.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! Prompts help me organize my thoughts and occasionally help me get over writer’s block. Maybe one day I can do without it, but I’ve enjoyed it as it helps me bond with other bloggers. ❀

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