Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Centus A picture is worth


Jenny from "Off on my tangent" blog has stepped up our game with

....hmm has Jenny been sipping too much wine while watching the movie "Sideways?"

this intriguing pair of legs and rocking shoes and love that tipsy-sided walk, don't you?  Sure, it's just blogger being well, blogger.  But everything happens for a sideways she shall be.  Rules, any style writing, 100 words, more photos allowed!

Night-Walking or Sleep-walking - You decide.

These shoes were made for
slipping outside her door.
Was inexplicable sadness
or unexplainable confidence
working her lofty dream space?
It happened before.

At sixteen,
Shaken to the center of her being
both quiet and miserable in her slumber
she'd dress for these midnight journeys
unbeknownst to her, at sixteen.

She'd walk right through her kitchen

into a much larger frying pan
into the street
and thankfully, never broke a window.

even to free a gnome.
We've called all the dogs

to lookout

as she walks the streets
in ineffable quality, and deadliness
a real threat 
 to herself
I'm begging call if you see her!

If you're dreaming about spreading your own flash fiction or
I don't know true life story with this picture prompt
how come you haven't gone here yet then?


Sue said...

Really creative take on this. Well done!


Judie said...

Karen, you are way more creative than I am! Waaaaaaaa! I'm envious!!

Gail said...

Sleep walking...great idea.

Viki said...

Loved this and very interesting centus.

Night walker or sleep walker very scary to be out and not know it.

My son was a sleep walker, I was always concerned that he would go out at night.

anitamombanita said...

Nice! Love the dog sculpture!

Karen S. said...

Viki- I know! I did it all the time as a child, once my mother caught me opening the front door they put an extra lock up high and installed an alarm on the door...(maybe they really did care!) and finally made my last sleep walking adventure when I was married....and my then hubby slapped me awake....and I never did it again!

Kim said...

Great job, love the other pics...what other adventures await the sleepwalker?

Galen Pearl said...

Well done, as always. Dog statue is hilarious.

Filip and Kristel said...

Like the kitchen picture.


noexcuses said...

Well done! I loved this one! Your pictures are great and perfectly tell the story! My 20 year old still sleepwalks. Maybe I will suggest her roommate slap her next time!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

These shoes were made for stalking
And you haven't seen it all
One of these days these shoes
Are gonna walk up and down the wall

Jo said...

wow, very interesting take on the prompt ... something that i have no knowledge of ... it must be quite scary to sleepwalk ...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a unique take on a unique prompt! really good centus. laurie @

Annmarie Pipa said...

fun post!! you are so creative!

Naila Moon said...

This is certainly different take.
At first though, I was not thinking sleep walking.


~Naila Moon

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, this is so original and creative!

Jenny said...

Wow. This was cool!

This is astonishingly clever!

Love, love, love your take on this!