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Friday, August 25, 2006

Friday 55 (The Burning)

The pink blanket slips from her fingers, floats to the floor. She stares at it, unbelieving. The painted faces of clowns on the wall smile at her, taunting her. Their faces swell and distort as the heat in the room rises. Flames lick at her skin. Her broken heart slows…stops. She doesn’t need it anymore.

11 Comments:

At 6:51 AM, Blogger lime said...

oh......i need that blanket to dab a tear.

you certainly pack an efficient wallop.

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

All this teasing is bothering me. When can we read something more than 55 words?

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger snavy said...

I like it a lot.

But, why clowns?? I much prefer vampires and the living dead. *snicker*

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Thank you, Lime. *passes blanket*

lol, soon, Carrie, soon...

lol, I prefer them too, Snavy...I just felt they were more appropriate for a baby's room.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger EA Monroe said...

You are terrific at Friday 55! The discipline has to be teaching you a lot about crafting your writing!

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger Southern Writer said...

I knew it was about a baby as soon as I read "pink blanket." But why does your baby have a broken heart? Too sad.

This reminds me of someone I used to know. I should send it in a private e-mail, though. It's er ... private.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger barefoot_mistress said...

Eeek, the house is on fire? What is going on here?
LOL
THanks for playing James!

 
At 4:31 AM, Blogger Bernita said...

Makes me want to howl.
Good job.

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Thanks EA, I guess only time will tell if it's helping my other writing.

Lesia, I had to go re-read and egads...I didn' make it very clear, but this was a mother who lost her baby and was standing over an empty crib as her reality melted away.

horrible things are afoot as usual, Susie.

Thanks, Bernita. :D

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Southern Writer said...

Now I totally get it. Like I said ... sad.

 
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