Monday, July 17, 2017

Scorched


Bob could feel the heat scorching his skin through his clothes. As the sun made its way across the sky, he sought shady spots in its wake.

His shadow seemed to hold its breath in the cool darkness of itself. Yet, his own breath mingled with the midday heat as he melted into it.

Closing his eyes, Bob could imagine icy winds as he drifted away on the last heatwave.

Story by McGuffy Ann Morris

Shared with:
Five lines or less
inspired by the word prompt
"scorched"

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Writing inspired by the song title
"Imagine"

20 comments:

  1. Yes, that is so true these days.

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    1. The summer heat is especially hard on some people., and can be dangerous.

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  2. Some excellent lines in this Annie, I particularly liked this image: "His shadow seemed to hold its breath in the cool darkness of itself"

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    1. Michael, I appreciate that very much. Thank you.

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  3. Hope he found some where cool.

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  4. You do have a way with words.

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  5. The heat gets scary sometimes.

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    1. It is sad to see some people who have no where to go, and no way to get there, either. Time forgets them, but space does not.

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    1. It is. We need to try to remember to care about people like Bob. xo

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  7. I live not far from the city center and see lots of homeless or very poor folks seeking relief in the shady areas of the parks. The downtown library lets them sit in the air conditioning as long as they are not disruptive and don't use the restrooms to bathe and no one complains about them. Your story is sad in its honesty and truth. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. I write about what moves me. I have to. Hugs.

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  8. Wow. ~hugs~ I'm reminded of a Five Finger Death Punch hard rock song honoring the plight of homeless military veterans. "Wrong Side of Heaven" makes me cry every time.

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    1. I need to check that out. I am not familiar with them. HUGS.

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    1. Thank you, Barb. These people touch me. Hugs.

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