Friday, October 1, 2010

flash fiction friday 55, 10/1/10 : Intrigue

A forest glade
undergrowth is cleared
enough to see
and ask
What are these massive trees?

walk, looking up
and down,
propped against one trunk
small figure, stuffed with hay and dressed in denim
no face drawn
or sewn.

Going around another base
a broom
stiff and tall .

Then, an ornate golden key.

What then?

13 comments:

dustus said...

Enjoyed the imagery and how you invite the reader to speculate at the end. Nice 55!

mrsnesbitt said...

Very inviting. Loved it.

denise

Vodka Logic said...

Hmmmm.... a key to the locker that holds the face

Brian Miller said...

i got no clue...but i do like the mysterious 55...smiles.

Claudia said...
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Claudia said...

hm...read it again...no clue as well...

Eric Alder said...

I've heard of straw men before.

Nifty five+fifty!

PattiKen said...

Very mysterious. Very Halloween-ish.

Monkey Man said...

Screcrows and witches. Love the direction you have gone with creating these images.

moondustwriter said...

Follow the yellow brick road - new version

very nicely penned 55

can we have another installment - plzzzz


Have a "kick something or other weekend"

Moon smiles

Shigune Matsui said...

Perhaps that key leads to a door in one of the trees, I believe. Wanna come see my 55er? It's at http://www.thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com

steveroni said...

Well, Izzie...what is the KEY to this '55'???

LOVE it, anyway!

Brian Miller said...

feels a little blair witch to me...smiles.