NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Eight

So, a backwards story is the prompt for today. A little strange, but let’s see what we can do with it.

A Change In Season

That was when the thaw came.

Fingers blue and black against the ice,

blood can freeze if you get it cold enough,

still just enough life to shiver,

teeth like tic-tacs rattling in a box,

the pin pricks of goosebumps,

one cool breeze to lift tiny hairs,

a chill along the spine,

clothes in a pile on the sand

legs bare to the winter sun,

footsteps towards the waves.

The sea takes bites out of the cliff-face each night.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. Fantastic, Carol. The teeth chattering like tic tacs in a box sent shivers down my spine…like fingernails down a chalkboard. I’ve had a life-long phobia of false teeth and that image seemed to press the same buttons… Ouch!
    xx Rowena

      • What a relief to meet another False teeth phobic. My husband thinks I’m crazy but it’s from being my grandmother’s teeth in a jar when I was young. Freaked me out. I remember this one awkward time when I was staying with them and their friend had had a stroke and her teeth floated. Lovely lady but I couldn’t cope and couldn’t say a word so I ended up taking my glasses off.

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