Christmas Eve

Elves check harnesses

Give reindeer extra food/fuel

Their long night is near

This haiku is for Rob’s Surf Report’s Genre Haiku Challenge. This month’s genre is Epic Fantasy.

In Rob’s words: Epic fantasy is a subset of fantasy fiction that takes place in another world and is more or less epic in terms of the characters and themes. Let’s talk about that; is the setting medieval like Middle Earth, or a surreal Wonderland? In fact, the definition does little to constrain what seems to be a genre set in stone, so let’s go ahead and define epic fantasy through haiku. Dwarves and elves, or straight humans? Talking animals? Do the rules of society – or (dare I say it?) physics – conform to our sensibilities? Anything that lies in the realm of epic fantasy is haiku-spiration until the New Year brings us a new genre.

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Reading and Writing!

About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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7 Responses to Christmas Eve

  1. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting a Christmas haiku – so this is a pleasant surprise! It’s got elves and mythical creatures that fly by magic . . . I think it’s great! 😀
    Thanks for linking up and posting!

  2. Pingback: Genre Haiku Roundup 2013.12: Epic Fantasy | Rob's Surf Report

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