Saturday, November 20, 2010

inferno

I was calm
amidst the hissing sound
"pardon me," said Tom T. Urkee,
my nearest neighbor,
"I could only save this journal."
"thanks, that is all I need,"
I said.

23 comments:

Tracy said...

good one

Kat said...

I knew this was going to be an interesting week. I would save my laptop, because that is where I keep all of my writing. Nice use of the prompt! Kat

cj Schlottman said...

Our house burned down when I was three. I have often wondered what my parents would have rescued if they had a chance. Me? I agree with Kat. Grab that laptop and run!

Good writing. Thanks..........cj

Anna said...

Very good!
What a nightmare to have all your possessions distroyed in a fire.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 29

Judie said...

Very thought-provoking!

Sioux said...

wow!

faith said...

I'd want to save my writings as well!

Ames said...

Amazing how many different takes there are on this prompt. Yours was seamless. It gives me an idea, I think I'll save all my posts in a journal. ~Ames

Viki said...

Interesting and wonderful way to go with the prompt. Good job.

Tina said...

Loving the variety this week! I would save my journals too, except I'd need a few boxes. I suppose I should gather them...

Sue said...

Powerful piece to read, especially for a bunch of writers.

=)

Brian Miller said...

so much lost in a fire,,,good to have sometging to keep

Tgoette said...

Quite an interesting and thought provoking take on the prompt. Well done.

Claudia said...

oh my - that is love of poetry i'd say...

Stef said...

The hissing made me nervous last night while I was watching the new Harry Potter movie. Good job!

Monkey Man said...

Saving memories....that's a good thing. Thanks for playing along with your great contribution to the Sunday 160.

Jingle said...

neat!

Malisa said...

Hissing sound, huh? You sparked my imagination! Nice job.

I just posted my story. Please come check it out.

Malisa

joanny said...

Marvelous writing -- penned so well in an economy of words, with feeling and emotions of the poem still intact.

smiles,
joanny

gaelikaa said...

Short and to the point. Well done.

Caty said...

Yes I would save my computer too!! So much of me is there...is that sad? lol

Jackie said...

I'm not sure what the hissing sound would be but was Tom T urkee in a fire?

Jenny said...

Interesting use of this silly prompt!

I figured this would be a challenge!

Thanks for linking. I always enjoy your unique viewpoint.