Friday, February 10, 2012

microflash: Heiress; Metal Bird Sculpture


She'd gone haring off across the southern counties again, the devil at her heels. Simon, pill bottle in the glove box, spun down dusty roads and called into the kudzu-soaked woods from his window: Felicia, Fe-licia. The fullness of shadows answered, reminding him of Georgian nights spent between her legs. No place for a conservator. Or a cousin, however distant.

At the crossroads of 53 and 164 he found her. Like a scarecrow, dangling crucified from the road marker. Hands purple with pokeberry juice. He convinced her to let go, pushed a pink pill into her cracked mouth.

Whispered, Felicia.


Written for Lily's Friday Prediction. All welcome to participate.

Lord, I want this.


  1. Wonderful flash. Your use of rich language and staccato style lines is very effective. I loved the line "kudzu-soaked woods". It is so evocative. Being from the UK i have no idea what pokeberry juice is. (Actually, I had to look up kudzu too).

  2. Well done, very gripping and creepy. Oh and I want one of those birds too, please:)

  3. Heady shot of eerie darkness. You do those snapshots very well. I'm a bit jealous - you always inject an aura of mystery and sadness.

  4. Beautiful and brilliant -- very you =) Breathtaking atmosphere and I lovelovelove the first sentence!

    The bird, sure, but I wanted that crawling skeleton. I´m a crawling skeleton kinda girl! But what was with the price?! Srsly? I think not =(