The Hunt

The wold was dark under a moonless sky,

A rolling sea of obsidian and grass.

T’was the blood of my hands and your bonds,

That egged on a howling plague.

From over a lip of darkness,

Poured a thousandfold of burning eyes.

All we could do was run on,

And pray to forgotten gods.

-M.E. Inkowl

An Unbalanced Beginning


It was said that when Darkness poured from the Well,

It came as a howling wind.

Little did the world know the plague that had been unleashed.

From the gods spread a hunger unquenchable.

Fortunate for life only One can control them.

One filled with a power to defy creation,

Yet that one is filled with the same darkness.

Corrupted they are,

From within.

-M.E. InkOwl

Guest Submissions Needed!


For once in my life I’m planning ahead with my writing. I’m going to do something different for the month of August. Is there anyone out there that would be interested in having a piece of their writing featured on The Ink Owl?

This is open to anyone and everyone who follows my blog or comes across this randomly. I think the more diverse the writing group the more interesting August will be.

 

Since I’ve had a theme for just about every month

I would like submissions contain an essence of fantasy as well as reflect this prompt:

“Into the deep I plunge.”

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions can be short stories, poetry, journal entries, or thoughts. Short stories, journal entries, and thoughts must be between 300 and 1700 words. Poem should have no more than 600 words. Submissions can be previously posted or written, you don’t have to write whole new pieces if you don’t want to.

**As a courtesy to my younger or more sensitive readers, please do not use graphic language or excessive profanity.**

  • Each post will feature a short blurb about you and will contain a link to your site. Please indicate the top 8 tags you would like used.
  • Answer these three questions about yourself:
    • 1. Where you are from.
    • 2. You favorite: piece of writing writing/book/literature.
    • 3. In no more than two sentences, why you love to write.
  • Photos are more than welcome, and encouraged as long as they do not contain graphic content (i.e. nudity, pornography, violence, self-harm, and the like).

You can submit pieces via email. Send them to:

michael.erickson512@gmail.com

Subject line: August Submission

I need about 30-ish pieces and will take submissions up until July 15th. Spread the word by commenting below if you are interested and sharing with your fellow bloggers.

Now I wait with baited breath!

Sincerely yours,

-M.E. InkOwl

Bones of Hope

A boy it was, who found the path.

He was blind to light from above.

Among the dead he walked in the wood,

His companion an Urisus of the North.

With hand upon silver fur they walked,

Companions of a strange world.

The dead walked along with hope.

-M.E. InkOwl

Bones of A Martyr

I am a martyr in my innocence,

Executed by a memory sincere.

You knew I would have remained loyal,

To the end we would have gone.

Except I saw more than you ever wished me to see.

So now my spirit hangs forlorn and lost,

Among trees never meant to grow old.

Until one day, when footsteps of truth,

Will break the bonds of your wicked black lies.

-M.E. InkOwl

Secrets In The Wood

I have a secret, Dark and dangerous,

From long when the world was young.

It’s from the heart of a jealous man,

Long corrupted with power untold.

And now I come seeking the wood,

To bury what I alone know.

-M.E. Ink Owl

The Haunted Wood

Sadness it was, with a touch of dew,

That wreath your head in gray crowns.

Silence of forgotten sounds echoed.

Deep within the wood unyielding,

We’re soul runs from mortal flesh.

Lies and secrets long held close,

Whispering of the end.

-M.E. InkOwl

Haiku Master Feature

Photo courtesy of www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

Hey everyone! I’ve got some exciting news! It’s small, yet big at the same time.  A month ago, on a whim, I decided to try my hand at Haiku writing.

A fellow blogger, Amanda McCoy, introduced me to Master Haiku. It is a website based out of Japan that, among numerous other things, celebrate Haikus. They have world renowned poets that teach and write Haikus, but also critique and feature poetry submitted from around the world.

Now, a month later, I have a Haiku being featured on their website! Out of 97 different countries and hundreds of submissions they picked one of my Haikus to be featured!

I’m one of five Americans that had their Haiku chosen to be featured with 33 other poets from around the world.

Follow this link to read all the beautiful poetry that was submitted (and feel free to cheer when you see Michael Erickson/USA up there).

So so so happy! Thank you Amanda!

PS if you want to try your hand at Haiku writing follow this link for their contests for June. Hurry contests end on the 18th and 30th of this month!

-M.E. Inkowl