Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mag 108, 3/11/12 Hi- Ho Spring

                                                                            image: Uzengia Aleksander Nedic

               " Holly!-      Hol-ly, where are you ?"
              " Shhh-" Holly breathes like a soft breeze passing swiftly by.
        I am by the water Mamma, but I don't want to tell you,
       I don't want you to see me either.
       I am watching a turtle who will scamper away 
        if I move or say anything, right now-
                   " There you are you naughty child!-come right this minute!
        Look at the mud you have smeared all over those nice, clean clothes!"
                   "Oh you made the turtle go- he was sitting so quietly on that rock!"
        She looks down at her light shirt and white shorts " What good are these
        clothes if-"
                   But her Mother has swooped in and grabbed her arm hard; given her
       a nasty shake and yank " Enough! Come Now I said- we are going home."


Tess Kincaid said...

These kinds of mothers make me need mud...and turtles...

Helen said...

Your Magpie is unique - and well done!!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

I go with Miss Tess... Kids need to see and experience dirt, to appreciate the neat and clean... :-)


Brian Miller said...

seen this scene played out far too often...and you know mom was probably sitting up there yapping to her friends and is just pissed at her own carelessness in losing her kid in the first place...

Anonymous said...

come closer Mommy


a sinister thought I had


Jinksy said...

A snapshot from childhood - well done!

Steve E said...

WCG 1670, LOL! That's the way I would think!--grin!

And Izzy, I like the descriptive word, 'naughty'. It sounds, well, NAUGHTY!

Parents! Ugh! Well, their job is not easy, I must admit. Most important task in the world!
A good read, Izzy.

Lyn said...

Childhood as it is..from both well done, a real instant pic!!

Sue said...

A magpie with a message.
Hear, hear.


hyperCRYPTICal said...

Kids need dirt indeed. Excellent observation.

Anna :o]

Tumblewords: said...

evocative read...

Carrie Burtt said...

Sometimes mothers forget what it was like to be a what you did with this....great writing!!

Anonymous said...

she just wants her own time, her own space

depth of field

Anne Frank said...

jaja, I think I have seen myself playing on the mud. Nice done =)

Lydia said...

Not difficult to take sides in this one! Wonderfully painted scene, izzy.