Character Haiku ~ Quest

Hey folks!

Today was a lazy “do nothing” day for me, which is why I failed to post my haiku earlier. *grin* Hey, if I didn’t enjoy a “do nothing” day every now and then, I’d be a basket case.

Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader’s mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.

Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Haikus are usually based on nature, or the scenery around you, but this Haiku is using a character as the focal point.

Quest is an earthly bound battle angel, Andausian, and a member of special opts team in the military. He is also a guardian to the half-breed Dragon Queen, Rayne. Battle angels born in human form are gifted with a special ability, sometimes more than one. Quest’s ability is his acute animal senses.


Character Haiku ~ Quest from the Dragon Queen Series

Faithful to the cause

His spirit detects evil

His will destroys it

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2012

To learn more about Quest, sink your fangs into The Dragon Queen Series.

Character Haiku ~ Demetri Bithanos

Character Haiku ~ Rayne

Also for your viewing pleasure… I wrote a flash fiction featuring the gorgeous Mexican with the bedroom eyes, Quest. Below is the image that inspired it.


The rustling of leaves and soft sobs jarred his attention. Rifle cocked, Quest spun in the direction of the sound. He scanned the area and caught sight of a girl stooped next to a tree. “Who are you? What’re you doing here?”

She lifted her head and peered at him through her inky strands of her hair. “You are one of the Dragon Queen’s guardians?” In a flash, she stood and cleared the distance separating them.

Startled, Quest tottered back and grinned. “Slow it down, lil’ mama. My finger is hot on this trigger.”

Her blank stare sent chills rushing through him. Right before his eyes, her form rippled. Sections of her body disappeared beneath the steams of light beaming from the heavens. A spirit.

“Why’d you summon me here?”

“You and your team are in danger.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2012

Thanks for swinging by my spot. Hope you enjoyed yourself.

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