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 writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. 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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