A brainteasing creative challenge is proposed by Rob Ross over at Rob’s Surf Report about writing Haiku with a science fiction bent. Something you can really get your teeth into!
Rob pointed out that Haiku is generally considered to be about nature but wondered what it could be like with a science fiction twist.
I think that we confine the concept of Nature to our planet but when our science fully penetrates the skies, what we consider to be Nature will extend beyond the atmosphere, reaching out as far as we dare to travel.
The following Haiku was based on one of my favourite books by the late Anne McCaffrey entitled The Ship Who Sang. It’s my first stab, but I think may attempt a few more as this seems to be where my brain enjoys heading.
Born deformed broken
Consciousness transformed machine