"Emerging Writers, Serious Writers"

since 2009

Poetry, Prose & More. Join Us!

  • Category: Published & Contest Winning Poems
  • Hits: 4708

The Lightning

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

originally published 2010

 

Stubb Earle’s got his strawberries again in Eden so we packed the freezer full of the perfect fruit, each small ruby bursting its sparks of sugar tart sweet, crimson blood juices over hands and faces.

The baby is soaked in rosy dribbles and laughing for more with joyful shrieks of strawbabies.

I peel away a smashed stray lost in the rapturous abundance which has left its electric red stain on my leg.

“It’s the lightning that does it,” Stubb exclaimed one year, talking about something else but saying it all.

Comments (4)

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Flash fiction at its finest.

Eric Lawson
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Thanks!

Tsnclr
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Bravo T! Vigorous hand clapping. A well deserved piece for publication.

a
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Thank you! Gratis! Merci!

Tsnclr
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location