Submitted for Haibun Thinking Week 1
Welcome to the very first Haibun Thinking. A weekly writing challenge to create verse, prose and haiku using prompts from all areas of art including – but not limited to – movies, songs, art, photography etc.
At the link above, you choose between two prompts. There is a link tool to submit your haibun. If you don’t know how to write the form haibun, there is information about it at the link above too. I certainly did not and here is my first try at this form of prose and poetry.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Shelby climbed into the back seat and fastened her seat belt. Starting the car, her father waited for his wife to store the last bag. It was the first Saturday in July and the start of the dreaded family vacation. Shelby’s friends would be at the beach this summer or somewhere else exciting. Mark and Carolyn Fox were always trying to combine fun and education for the family vacations but in Shelby’s mind, it usually fell short of fun. She knew that this summer would be no different. They’ll be in the car for about twelve boring hours but at least she brought her IPAD.
An hour after driving onto the interstate, Carolyn looked up in amazement. Every color imaginable filled the clear sky. It was a hot air balloon festival and Mark and Carolyn talked about the experience and whether they would try it one day. In the backseat, Shelby looked down at her screen while her head nodded to music heard through her headphones.
After stopping for lunch, it was Carolyn’s turn to drive. Having reached the mountainous part of their travel, there was so much to see. In the distance, the sun shining on the mountains was breathtaking. After awhile, they came upon a crystal blue lake nestled between two mountains. Mark and Carolyn said “God’s Country” at the same time. This made them smile at each other. In the back, Shelby reached level 14 in Angry Birds and listened to her favorite Green Day song.
The whole world is your tablet
Look up see wonder