Not sure how this will work, for Charli Mills from Carrot Ranch Literary Community is having a spot of bother this week. From being snowed in the worst blizzard/snowstorm in history to a complete computer meltdown, we have no link to the Carrot Ranch site.
Charli is struggling to keep going via phone, so massive support for this brave lady please!
Charli’s back yard!
I have been searching for something
anything to fill the void in my life.
Here I am in a traffic jam, trying to get home
Soft snow falling, and within an hour
I am buried in a tin igloo.
I have water, biscuits left over from lunch.
There is a strange kind of silence.
Maybe it is the whiteness all around me
the sound of my own blood in my head.
How long before I am found?
Five hours to think about my life
Now I am sitting with a hot cup of tea
given by a smiling stranger…
This weeks 99 word challenge prompt is Mashed Potatoes…
When I read these words this morning, I was taken back to my childhood, reading the Dandy comic. Desperate Dan with his huge plate of mashed potato with two large sausages sticking out, looking like a bull had landed there.
I have to tell you that no one does mash like Jaye does! The minute she begins peeling the spuds, I swear my kids pick up some strange signal. They come knocking from all over Hampshire, just popping in, big smiles on their faces. They know there’s mash on the go and they say it is just a coincidence…
(99 words, no more, no less)
I am your ghost, your past. I walk before you on thorny pathways so you shall not walk the path of sorrow. You shall not see the things I have.
You are ten years old now, so blow out your candles and let loose those balloons with all their wishes attached.
I have received them now; your wishes made from your past come true, they have come to pass. Soon I shall re-join you when adult paths you reach, until then, I collect every balloon and every wish you make.
I wait in shadows until we are one again …
© 2018 Anita Dawes