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Creation of Fiction

A Haibun

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Suddenly he broke his silence and in tattered voice with terribly frightened, wide- open eyes, spoke, “ A strong wave of light caught me on the bed and pulled me out through the closed door as if my body could penetrate any solid matter wood or steel. In the spur of a moment, I was gliding in the space without wings. Something invisible was controlling me without holding. I was passing through the planets like a flashlight. Though I was not feeling at speed yet scenes in front of my eyes were mysteriously getting changed at the batting of an eye. Reaching somewhere in the space I was sucked and extracted. Just after that I opened my eyes and found lying on my bed. I know no one will believe me. I am absolutely sane and truly narrating what happened to me last night.”

perceive through fancy
conceive an idea to
impregnate the mind

impregnated mind
nurtures and develops to
deliver fiction

Haibun is a poetry form that combines a haiku with a prose poem. Haibun prose is usually descriptive. It uses sparse, poetic imagery to evoke a sensory impression in the reader. The section of prose is then followed by a haiku that serves to deepen the meaning of the prose, either by intensifying its themes or serving as a juxtaposition to the prose’s content.


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