Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Centus ~ The Hare

Gee I had a hard time with this one ... i still seem to be channelling my "old man" ... he is in fact narrating the following Saturday Centus ... where he comes from I don't know but he's in there ...
okay, Jenny let us off relatively easy this week ...  her prompt is in bold ...   here's my take ...


He had never been accused of being intelligent … but he was hard working and honest as the day is long … and if you remember correctly, on the shortest day of the year, that ain’t sayin’ too much.  He did have one special skill though … he was able to track with the best of them. Be it man or beast, he had the gift … he could track them further and faster than hound after a hare.  But as of 14 minutes ago, his entire world had come crumbling down on him, hurt and heartache raining from the sky, the wind carrying the screams of the dead… Now he was the one running…

yeah ... weird right???  My mind is very unsettled  and it shows ... but I did give it a shot ... so ... if you want some more light reading, just click on Jenny's button below.
peace, love & paper
~jo

Jenny Matlock

14 comments:

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I really like the voice of this piece, Jo. It's very genuine. I also really like the content. It's very timely given the devastation in Japan.

PS I see you needed a little boost closer to 100, so I helped out.
xoRobyn

Nonna Beach said...

Very well written Jo !

Deborah said...

I could read more! very well written.

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh sounds like a bit from a Stephen King novel. You may be on to something here!

On another note I finished my gifties this weekend. I can't wait to see what you think!!
Going in the mail on Monday!
hugs Lynn

jabblog said...

This is dark - I hope the mood has passed and you're smiling again.

Kat said...

This is really well done. I'm with Robyn, the voice in this piece is very strong. I hope you continue. Kat

gaelikaa said...

Intriguing to say the least. Follow up on this one my friend, imagine where it might lead you!

cj Schlottman said...

This piece has weight and is very visual. I agree with Robyn. It made me think of the tragedy unfolding in Japan.

Namaste..........cj

PS - I believe that some of our best writing comes when we are unsettled. I wish you well.

Judie said...

My dear sweet friend, this piece scares me a little! I shall immediately fetch you and we will go to lunch, drink wine, and play with scissors! Now doesn't that sound like lots of fun? Oh, if we only could!!
xoxo

Viki said...

Very good work here, I thought. Very suspenseful. I hope you continue this sometime.

Poetic Justice said...

I liked this a lot. Your voice came through very well and it read like a good book. The way you raised the level of suspense was clever too. The possibilities are endless with this piece and I hope you continue with it :)

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful piece of writing!

coloured perspective

Sue said...

Yikes. Leaves me wanting to know more, for sure.

=)

Jenny said...

I'm trying to put my brain on who this writing reminded me of. I can see the cover of the book, but can't place the author.

This was dark and wonderful and twisty and visual and I loved it!

Is everything OK, though, with the feeling unsettled? Is it just a strange time or do you need prayers?

I'm a little worried about you, although I totally loved what you wrote.