Friday, July 17, 2009

Flash 55: Harvest

picture by USDA

He bent to pull chickweed away from the zucchini plant. No squash yet, but bloom was plentiful.

The snake, harboring in the cool shade, raised its head.
The man froze, hand clutching the wilting weed.

Slit eyes met blue eyes.

Seconds, minutes passed.

A voice called, “Henry, where are you?”

The snake turned its head.
Now, your turn to write a flash fiction piece--55 words no more, no less. Post your piece as a comment to Mr. Know-It-All's blog for today on his site. What easier way to get inspired and get writing?


Granny Sue said...
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anthonynorth said...

A scary moment there. Nicely done.

Granny Sue said...

Thank you, Anthony.

Laura said...

Very cool! I've been waiting all summer for a snake to appear in my garden--so far I've been lucky.

Granny Sue said...

We've only had the one in the chicken house, Laura. And it didn't return after my son's girlfriend picked it up and took it to the woods. I tink it was very surprised. But the summer is still young!

G-Man said...

Another 55er pestered by critters?
Excellent story Sue.
I have a tough time calling you granny because I think I'm older than you...:P
Be careful outside and have a Wonderful Week-End...G

Mona said...

wow! I would feel So scared if I confronted a snake like that!

Susan at Stony River said...

I got a shiver at the snake--and a nicer one when it turned away when Henry was called. Absolutely beautiful and I love it!

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