a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Centus107

The prompt this week is the picture below. Number of words: 100  Style of writing: Any Pictures: No additional.

These are words Ms Jenny used for this week's challenge at Saturday Centus, a writing prompt.  Join the fun and visit all the entries.


Blocking the sun filling the air
The smoke rose everywhere.
People gathered to look
On the day the earth shook

What can this be?
Smoke was rolling
No one could see

One lad tiny and fair
Softly said,
I can get there.

He walked long and far
Using the muted sun
As his guiding star.

His dog and the lad
Armed with a stick
Walked from clear air
To where it was thick

Disappearing in smoke
The lad was last seen
Waving out the window
Of a big silver thing.

No trace found
Except for one dog hair
On the ground.

20 comments:

Lynne said...

There you go woman, whipping up those words, poetic style and telling a story. Was this your fair haired lad by chance?

Dreaming said...

Nice Job! Great images created in only a few words! That's what I love about this challenge.

Sue said...

I love the mystery in this.

=)

Sandy said...

Gail,
Nothing like leaving people thinking :-)

TexWisGirl said...

very clever!

Sall's Country Life said...

So clever! I laughed at one dog hair left on the ground...(I'm constantly cussing the mounds of hair everywhere in my house) Oh well, I love my furry pets, hair and all!

Karen S. said...

Oh my I can sense another tale of this fine lad and dog....hanging by a thread of hair....to be continued hopefully!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Powerful words that have me seeing their images in my mind...

Judie said...

The is just SOOOO clever! Sort of reminds me of Clost Encounters...

Christine said...

I thought of UFO abduction too. Nice one.

anitamombanita said...

That was a unique spin on the prompt for sure. :)

Irene said...

I think the worst happened but I hope not. Is there a good outcome or is it left to my imagination?

LindaG said...

That's a neat picture. :o)

rmannell said...

Wow! Great imagery in verse. :)

Naila Moon said...

Oh the imagination left to wonder what happened to them. Yes, I thought aliens too. lol

~Naila Moon

http://writing-out-of-the-blue.blogspot.com/2012/05/remembrance-of-chaosmy-story-written.html

Jim said...

Just checking to see what the gang was up to. Very nicely written, Gail.
I wasn't thinking UFO at all, rather a catastrophy of sorts like probably your boy was.
..

Jo said...

fabulous response to the prompt ... i was also thinking ufo ...

DesertHen said...

You just amaze me! I look at that photo and think..."ummmmmm" and you whip out a clever tale and tell it well! =)

Ames said...

A UFO. I was thinking wildfire. ~Ames

Jenny said...

Wow. I loved this. It felt a ballad to me...one that should be sung atop a mountain...

It was beautiful.

Really neat use of this picture prompt!

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