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.

©RedCat


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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