Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friday 1/15/2010 - "THE BARN"



FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55



"THE BARN"


Brightly colored skirts swirled as women danced in squares under the brilliant lights strung from the huge barn's loft.

Inside the great barn door, the final pitch of hay landed in the wagon as excited couples scrambled in. First loves being born on this hayride.

The barn of memories is gone now. Sweet remembrances remain.



Prayer Girl

(Photo credit: Laying Down by Wade McDonald)



Flash Fiction Friday 55
is a story written in exactly 55 words.
Let the G-Man know if you write one
and read the ones of your fellow writers.

22 comments:

G-Man said...

PG....Very few 55's will come close to this one today.
Absolutely PERFECT in every way!
The older I get, the bigger on memories I become.
Thanks for this wonderful contribution, and have a great week-end.

(you didn't like my 55?)

Susan Anderson said...

What a sweet piece about times long past.
I'm up too
http://inappropriatesue.blogspot.com/2010/01/55-flash-fiction-friday-28-days-4-hours.html

G-Man said...

Thank You PG...
You are a Rose among the Thorns!
Galen.

Felicitas said...

I LOVE this one, PG! Very creative and obviously heartfelt.

smarmoofus said...

Lovely! I thoughtlessly drive past so many half-collapsed houses and barns, without regard for the lives they were once a part of. This makes you go a little deeper.

Touching 55.
-smarmoofus

Steve E said...

Agree totally with G-Man...

Monkey Man said...

Beautifully done. If only they could really speak. My 55 is here.

Just Be Real said...

Awesome 55 and I love the picture! So cool.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is very good...bitter sweet memories!!! And what a perfect graphic for your 55!!

My FF55 is fiction to some, but to others not so. It's...

HERE

[scroll down below my pencils sketches to find "The Shaft-a"]

Brian Miller said...

oh, i love old barns and hayrides...and love of course. this 55 carries great memories for me.

Syd said...

I hate to see old barns and houses fall into decay and disrepair. I wonder at all the old houses have seen and heard. Thankfully, many are being restored. Sad about the barn.

sarah said...

beautiful memory...that picture goes so well. You have the best pictures...Take gentle care PG. You're the best. Sarah

Lou said...

What a great picture this evokes. One of your best, PG!

Kathy M. said...

Wonderful! Thanks!

Shadow said...

the building may fall but the memories will remain...

wolfie185 said...

PG I love seeing old barns and farm houses, there use to be a lot of them before modern farming took up every spare inch of land. Once in awhile I still come across one on a back road, I stop and reflect on the life of the people who once farmed this great land we live in. Glad to know I am not the only one who gets sentimental and nostalgic.

Thanks for your comments and prayers!
Scott

Kim A. said...

Takes me back to gradeschool when we learned to square dance. Good memories and awesome 55.

Namaste

Susan at Stony River said...

What a photo! And what a wonderful tribute to its memories. I loved this.

Cat said...

and how wonderful it is that we all get the gift of carrying around our own memories in our head.

clean and crazy said...

my grandparents used to square dance and go on hay rides. the stories were so sweet and full of life.
great 55 it really took me back. mine is up too

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I love this!

Dr.John said...

You see so many of these old barns . It is good to be reminded they have history.
Great 55.