Harriet the Heartless Harridan – A Quadrille

Harriet the heartless harridan was heartbroken.
Her husband had happened to hear her hawking love potions.
And now his behest was that she herself had a sip.
Harriet pleaded, but he was head and heartstrong.
Now Harriet is known as the heart healing hedgewitch.


Written for tonight’s Quadrille prompt over at dVerse. That, dear to my heart, little poem form of just 44 words, excluding the title. And including a given word. Tonight the word is heart. As soon as I read that the words” Harriet the heartless harridan” popped into my mind and I knew it was time for another alliteration Quadrille.

Image credits:

First image: Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash
Second image: Photo by Jan Ranft on Unsplash
Third image: Photo by Jeremy Zero on Unsplash

40 thoughts on “Harriet the Heartless Harridan – A Quadrille

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  1. Wow! I have little else I could say – I was impressed with what you managed and found myself delighted by the coherent and heartwarming turn.

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy I wasn’t the only one to find it funny. You never know with humour.
      I take most of my pictures from Unsplash. They are free to use and have a treasure trove of them.

  2. Made to sip her own potions. That husband is a smart one. And she didn’t know she needed that? Nice discovery for her. I love it. You did an amazing job with alliterations. Gosh, I love that as well. Happy writing. Thanks for sharing this.

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