moblog uk

Microhappy

group profile | members | imagewall

« older newer »

Very short stories to read at the bus stop.


Simply do this:
1. Register for a moblog account here
2. Join this group here
3. Email or MMS your picture and text to microhappy-AT-moblog-DOT-net

Add Short stories to read at the bus stop Mippin widget



follow @creativewriting

Search this moblog


Recent visitors

Deathtrap

(viewed 2130 times)
Bookmark and Share
Ripping canvas and leather depends from
Desiccated wood, fingerthick twisted ropes with
Knots the size of baseballs
Actual nails and massive bolts through drilled holes

The practiced rhythm of two people swinging
Pumped by four slender legs and
Terror of death by splinters
Could induce the entire squealing contraption
To stagger across the yard
Shedding seasons of accreted pollen and
Powder-dry pine needles

Southern exposure on the tin slide
Made it a sizzling griddle for young human hams
Nine months out of twelve

Burning every ounce of effort to
Go nowhere
Was what felt best

[*]

Posted by Laszlo Q. V. St-J. Xalieri

3rd Oct 2010, 23:28   | tags:

Advert

MandyP says:

...Southern exposure on the tin slide
Made it a sizzling griddle for young human hams
Nine months out of twelve
...

nice phraseology, mister.

4th Oct 2010, 07:03

After one of us went down without thinking and got singed, it became a custom for whoever else was present to say, "What smells like breakfast?"

Thank you so much!

[*]

4th Oct 2010, 12:50

taniwha says:

Beautiful

4th Oct 2010, 21:09

Dhamaka says:

beautiful indeed, but ouch

22nd Oct 2010, 21:03

Dhamaka says:

and I like the way the image turns it around

22nd Oct 2010, 21:03

Thank you. :)

This thing is in the yard at my parents' house in Georgia. At some point it will be my job to dismantle this thing before some kid tries to play on it. Until then, it's just a bit of creaky nostalgia.

That slide does get amazingly hot on a sunny day.

[*]

22nd Oct 2010, 21:45

Dhamaka says:

:)

25th Oct 2010, 17:03