Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MAGPIE TALES: You Would or You Wood

Your half-clasped hand looks so harmless now, its blow released and quickly becoming an ashy memory.
It's hard to believe how different we were when it all began. Your freshly sanded face held such promise, the springs in your legs never creaking. We felt such synchronicity and complementary hues.
I trusted you without question as I grabbed your hand, ready to be led on an unknown path that I felt confident offered unlimited adventure and compassionate companionship.
How soon we found ourselves in the red room, where the taunting led to pushing, the doubts and dread mounted to be confirmed by your splintering words and creaking drama.
And it ends here, on the dark, lonely street of departure. Your final blow released without regret.

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15 Comments:

At 3:52 AM, Blogger SUN DANCE HILL said...

Strangely compelling, nice work with the photo prompt.

 
At 4:18 AM, Blogger little hat said...

Very interesting. Quite a graphic piece. Death by ....?

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger willow said...

Okay, now I'm going to have to get my little wooden model guy a companion.

 
At 6:38 AM, Blogger Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful photo play!

 
At 7:04 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Sun Dance Hall - I knew I had those wooden figures around here for a reason.

Little Hat - Not death, just a whack on the back of the head.

Willow - Just make sure they get along.

Vicki - But they didn't play nicely!

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger Brian Miller said...

how cool your interpretation and your play with the models...sad, that blow of finality...

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Brian - A few splinters flew, a broken heart and you move on. There is always another modeling gig calling and reason for hope.

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger steviewren said...

I like the imagery this line evokes, "And it ends here, on the dark, lonely street of departure." Nice story. Love your added touch of illustration.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Stevie - It does look like a lonely street.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger Peter Goulding said...

And one left pine-ing for the other?
Love the cinematography!

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Peter - I was actually thinking about making a stop motion version of this and still may do so.

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger Ronda Laveen said...

Brilliant! Loved the creative illustration of your words.

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Ronda - Thanks! Wooden words work wonders.

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Bachelor said...

Yaa yes.. true love, gone south!
Great take on the theme!
:) The Bach

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger Rob Kistner said...

This was splendid, witty and engaging...
...rob
Image & Verse

 

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