Thursday, April 26, 2012

He's a Mean One


English: Barbed wire
English: Barbed wire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

100 Word Flash Fiction: 
He's a Mean One
There in the fading light I spot the barbed wire fence. Papa used to warn us to stay away from there; he’d say, “That bull is a mean one.”
I smile walking up to the tangled and rusted wire. The sound of his voice floods my memory, it seems like yesterday, and I can him chasing us kids.
Laughter would ring out through the pastures, as we raced to the farmhouse where Grandma would be waiting with cookies. The house is now gone as are they. There’s nothing left but this old piece of barbed wire fence and happy memories. 
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28 comments:

  1. That was a nice nostalgic piece. I could almost hear the voices in my own mind, too :)

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    1. Thanks, just when I think my memory is not existent, something pops up.

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  2. Wonderful piece on the power of the small things in our lives to take us back. Very nice.

    Here's mine:http://teschoenborn.com/2012/04/26/friday-fictioneer-6/

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  3. Sweet and nostalgic!

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/friday-flash-dust-devil/

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  4. I loved this piece--such a "real" feel about it. Loved the memories that the barbed wire evoked. Nicely done!

    Mine: http://www.vlgregory-circa1800.vpweb.com/blog.html

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    1. Thanks, the fiction was based on a real memory.

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  5. I have memories like that great picture you called to mine. Here's mine http://createrealitylivelife.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/flash-fiction-story/

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  6. A nice wistful one there, enjoyed that. Good work.

    Mine's at http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/trespass/

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  7. Lovely imagery of the memories, full of nostalgic romance. Well done.

    Mine's this-a-way:
    http://garybaileywriting.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/fridayfictioneers-hunterhunted/

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  8. This nostalgia feels very natural and steers a careful path away from becoming too saccharine. Nicely done!

    I'm over here: http://elmowrites.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/friday-fiction-soul-memories/

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    1. I'm so glad, I was a bit worried I might go over the top a bit. Thanks

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  9. A well-written nostalgia piece that really draws the reader in. Nicely done, Jean. :)

    Here's mine, a little longer than usual:

    http://siobhanmuir.blogspot.com/2012/04/another-200-words-for-fridayfictioneers.html

    Siobhan

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    1. Thanks Siobhan, glad you liked it.

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  10. Home coming.... Nostalgic!
    Very well done!

    Here's mine - http://faitaccompli.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/building-boundaries/

    Parul

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    1. Thanks Parul, tried not to be too over the top.

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  11. Very charming piece. That old barbed wire seems to be bringing back a lot of memories for a lot of us!
    You have a typo you need to fix in the second sentence: to stay to
    Otherwise, good offering.
    Here's mine:
    Laura
    http://fictionvictimtoo.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, what a pleasant surprise. I was braced for a grisly story, but you managed to make me feel are warm and gooey. A stunning example of how flash fiction should be written. Well done!

    Mine can be found here http://whimsicalquestsofacuriousmind.blogspot.com/2012/04/friday-fictioneers-fence.html

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    1. Thanks so very much! I'm still learning.

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  13. A wonderful memory. It's nice to see even an image of barbed wire can bring up good thoughts. Thanks for sharing : )

    Here's mine: http://the-drabbler.com/trespass/

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    1. Thanks, yes this did bring up memories.

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