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

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mag 136 Flying Down

It's time for our weekly challenge to look at a picture and tell a story in any form that we hope will knock your socks off.  The Mag comes courtesy of Tess Kincaid at Magpie Tales  One rule-keep it clean.  Below is our picture challenge for this week.
Stop by The Mag and read some tales.
Flying Down, 2006, by David Salle

CIRCLING THE DRAIN

She lost her pants

When she bet the duck

Against the airplane

She didn’t really care

As she bared her behind

Only the ghost danced

Inviting her to test his couch

She had no choices

Since the world she knew

Was circling the drain.

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha...way to include all the elements in yours fun...though not when life is circling down the drain...and remind me not to bet the duck...lol....

Kathe W. said...

ho ho- bad luck to bet on a duck!
I enjoed this!

Tess Kincaid said...

Nicely done...I've felt that circling of the drain...

christopher said...

This is a very good Sunday, I say, reading down the posts. I think this one is high quality. Thank you. As one who is old enough now, circling the drain eventually becomes the entire deal, you know. :D

The situation is hopeless but not serious.

Empty Nester said...

Whoa. I got so many different ways of looking at that---my mind was going in so many directions I think I'm going down the drain now. LOL Loads of symbolism in there.

A Quiet Corner said...

I loved that she bet on the duck!...:)JP

Lynne said...

Well, "bet the duck" huh! What fun!

Country Gal said...

Well done ! I guess I wont be betting a duck then lol That would scare the neighbors ! Have a good day !

Terri Buster said...

Nice mag! I would have been stuck on the pantless chick!

LindaG said...

Haha.
Good one, Gail. :o)
Hope you all have a wonderful week. ♥

Doctor FTSE said...

More complex than it seems at first reading. Most people bet their shirts rather than their pants, but when life's going down the plug-hole . . why not?

Little Nell said...

What a predicamant to be in when your life is circling the drain. Nicely done.

Pat said...

What an imagination you have! I like how you tie all the images together!

Helen said...

This is great! (and you kept it clean ...)

jabblog said...

Gambling's been the ruin of many a young life . . . ;-)

Lyn said...

So glad you found me..now I've got you and your very enigmatic, satisfying trip!!

Linda said...


How sad when life is going down the drain and the choices left to you are bad and worse. Life spiralling out of control seems scary. Thank you for sharing this, Gail. =D

Catfish Tales said...

And his couch doesn't look all too comfortable either - ;~}

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Bad bet but fine words.

Anna :o]

Karen S. said...

how silly of her to make that bet, so now she has to live her life looking silly on that painting! Cool read!

PattiKen said...

Thanks for warning me about the duck. Circling the drain is a fate I'd rather not have. I am curious about the ghost's couch though. Was he a producer?

Magaly Guerrero said...

Gail, you are hilarious. The first thing I thought when I saw this piece was, "Hm, she has no pants."

Ritva said...

Loved your idea and the meanings you gave to your words.

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