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Spaiku to youuu . . .

I'm home sick with a sick kid today and thought I'd finish shepherding the stray Spaiku homewards. Guess I'm gonna have to start writing some new ones now, huh? Or do some actual housekeeping . . .
"Tabula Rasa" Spaiku
Author: mere_ubu
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Spike and Buffy will never be mine. *sobs* I'm okay with it. Really.
A/N: A little more magic & consequences. Four angsty haiku from the final moments of "Tabula Rasa," BtVS, S6. Written for the Spring 2008 round of seasonal_spuffy and dedicated to the always-inspirational beanbeans.
Feedback is even better than narcotic cough syrup.

The farce is over.
No relief from the stark truth:
everyone leaves her.

Numb with misery,
she spurns his silent offer.
Fine--he's had enough.

Stricken, she jumps up,
goes after him, determined
to make someone stay.

Ravenous kisses:
the spell may be broken, but
they’re no less bewitched.


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Dec. 11th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Gawd, I *love* this one. That last just kills me.

You're so sweet, Ms. Mere. *squishinates you*

I hope your kiddo feels better soon.
Dec. 12th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm so glad that it still works for you! *smooooosh* That beautiful "hands" drabble of yours just made me want to go spend some more time in that moment.

Thank you, dearie. She's doing much better today. :)
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
the spell may be broken, but
they’re no less bewitched.

pretty much sums them up
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading, lady! Happy Friday to you. :)
Dec. 12th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Look at you making me misty with haiku
You've done it again.
You have shocked me to pieces.
Spaiku: the new black.
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Look at you making me misty with haiku
Wow, thank you so much! I'm thrilled to have, er, misted you. Srsly, I love it when I can make someone laugh, but mistiness is the highest compliment of all. I'm so glad you're enjoying these. And heeeee! to "the new black." I'm feeling very cosmopolitan now.

Happy Friday!
Dec. 12th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
Brilliant as usual, my dear!
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. Have a great weekend! :)
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
I love all of these. So much feeling in so few lines. Really excellent.
Dec. 13th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, darlin! I'm so glad you enjoyed them. Happy Saturday!
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)

This between-scene haiku shows Buffy's desperation.
#III Stricken, she jumps up,
goes after him, determined
to make someone stay.

Love your words -stark, numb, stricken. That kiss was wonderful, but Buffy was in a bad place.

Your spaiku always bring the episode to life.
Dec. 13th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Louise! beanbeans wrote a beautiful drabble about that moment, and it made me think more about how they got to it.

And thanks for the lovely Christmas card! I got it yesterday and it's on my mantel. I'm so pokey that I usually send out New Year's cards, so look for yours in a little bit. (Hey, at least I try to get them out before Groundhog Day! Heh.)
Dec. 13th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh, the pretty angst! *loves*

Favorite: Fine--he's had enough. Because that is exactly what you see on his face when he turns away.
Dec. 13th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm not sure that I would have written so many of these things if it weren't for JM's performance; he's so good at communicating what's going on in Spike's head with just a look that it draws you right in. "Ooh, what's Spike thinking there? We must do more research. For science!" *lol* Hi, I'm an enormous dork.
Dec. 13th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! It's so true. Sometimes I think that I'm only such a big fan of JM because he's so very pretty, but then I'll watch an episode, and I'll remember, "Nope. He really is that talented." And then I feel vindicated.

And hey, I'm an enormous dork, too. I'm convinced we have more fun in life than the people who have to be sophisticated and ironic all the time.
Dec. 15th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'm convinced we have more fun in life than the people who have to be sophisticated and ironic all the time.

I couldn't agree more. ;)
Dec. 14th, 2008 07:47 am (UTC)
Fine--he's had enough vs. determined to make someone stay. Sigh. There are no winners in this match-up. *mopes*

Beautiful, as always.
Dec. 15th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. That moment just kills me--it feels like the right thing but it's for all the wrong reasons. *sniff* Poor lambs!

*whispers* BTW, I may have recced your limericks. I just couldn't help myself!

Edited at 2008-12-15 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Jan. 6th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh, another lost comment! Stoopid LJ.

Wow, thank you. Sometimes I feel a little nervous about the more serious sets of haiku, and it means a lot to me that you liked these.
May. 20th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
I just loved your Spaiku - wish I could write like you do, I have always wanted to have text to go with my images. Like your lj site banner very much - as I do the other images I have seen at your lj -
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