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by flashj
Mon May 09, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Green Grocer
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Views: 9632

Green Grocer

I swear we thought it was an avocado. The stone inside was odd shaped and the scar around it all pointy, not smooth like a regular avocado pit, but your dad planted it anyway; he was always good at getting things to grow. This one was easy cause we had a good long rain the next day and it really to...
by flashj
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: All the Clues were There...
Replies: 0
Views: 9322

All the Clues were There...

Things I actually encountered on the walk to work: An unusually diffuse quality to the morning light. The smell of dirty water everywhere. A trail of discarded playing cards leading from a post box to the village apothecary. A single brown shoe in the middle of said cards. I think it was a woman's. ...
by flashj
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Here a moment ago
Replies: 0
Views: 9435

Here a moment ago

My first trip took me to 2416. I was devastated by what I found. Everything was gone, the Earth an empty husk. I jumped back to 2316 and found the same dead planet. Jumping to 2116 found a slightly warmer but still dead corpse. I came back to today, the Present and found that it was all my fault. I ...
by flashj
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: What the Bouncer Saw
Replies: 0
Views: 9389

What the Bouncer Saw

The bouncer saw me head straight for the tequila. The bouncer saw me shout "Last Man Standing!" The bouncer saw Doyle shout back "Who you calling a man?" The bouncer saw me match him shot for shot. The bouncer saw me nail "Green Hills of Earth!" Doyle was the only one who knew the words. The Bouncer...
by flashj
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: No wrong answers
Replies: 0
Views: 9503

No wrong answers

Black sheep in the fog, always getting closer. Wet plastic against glass...no, ice. Wet ice with bubbles beneath. Hills denuded of trees, of life. More black sheep, these with accusing eyes. A shadow in an office window, abandoned and alone. How many more do you need? Ok... My fathers smirk, also i...
by flashj
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Thoughts before the Last Meal
Replies: 0
Views: 9413

Thoughts before the Last Meal

It's kinda beautiful, in its own way. I guess. Especially how the spines shimmer in the moonlight. I should have noticed them sooner. Its voice is melodious and lyrical despite all the booming intimations of pending digestion. With the recent Apocalypse fresh in my mind perhaps I could forgive mysel...
by flashj
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Best Effort
Replies: 0
Views: 9565

Best Effort

The family paraded past my latest offering one by one: "Her eyes are grey like mine." said Mother Sky. "Her hair soft and flowing like my lightest touch." said Mother Wind. "And her shape is all hills and valleys, akin to mine." said Mother Land proudly. Mother Water nodded in approval. "There is s...
by flashj
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: There can be only One
Replies: 0
Views: 9669

There can be only One

When Nessie died we had a wake. Right on the shore where her body washed up. John got drunk and tried to make a viking funeral of the whole thing and before it was over we were all crying. Even the guy who got his picture in the paper. He didn't deserve all the grief; the locals knew Nessie was dead...
by flashj
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Earthborn no more
Replies: 0
Views: 9270

Earthborn no more

Sara rushed in, the early sun highlighting her form like a christmas ghost. I could see the excitement in her face, her posture. And the wings. I could see them clearly as she tried to fit thru my door. I met her in the foyer, awkwardly hugging and trying not to stare at the arching white wings near...