Gauntlet accepted
Kismet-formed fit for purpose
Preordained conflict
Shaped by oldest enmity
Embodying nemesis

For Colleen’s Tanka Challenge

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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30 Responses to Nemesis

  1. bobcabkings says:

    Love that picture.


  2. Deb Whittam says:

    I think every dog could relate to this moment


  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Sue Vincent responds to Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Challenge.. if you are up for creating a Tanka.. head over, see how it is done and follow the link to Colleen’s post.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Ani that cat is a terrible tease!! Love Ruby!


  5. Jennie says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words, Ani.


  6. memadtwo says:

    Cats are so smug. The perfect photo. (K)


  7. Ha, Ha! Oh, what a perfect photo to go with your Tanka poem. I love your prose too, of course. ❤ 😉


  8. Widdershins says:

    “Is my ball up there?”
    Yes! I ate it! Bwhahahaha. “


  9. She took every advantage, didn’t she? 😀 — Suzanne


  10. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 71: Character & Affection, #SnyonymsOnly –

  11. A very good tanka poem, Sue.


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