Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday Flash 55 & Three Word Wednesday "The Red Dress"

Photo provided by Tess Kincaid for "Magpie Tales"
"The Red Dress"

Smoke clouded his view of the door,
clouded his search for an
Oscar de la Renta.

Her sexy voice had penetrated his brain.
Sexy, she said she would look
dressed in red.

He waited for a vision of perfection.
Waited and wept inside.  Outwardly
he mumbled:

"I prefer bohemian anyway" and
dragged his loneliness home

Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 31, 2011

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This is for Three Word Wednesday CCLVI.  This week's words are Drag, Mumble, and Penetrate.  I hope it is ok to use different tenses.

I originally wrote this as a short story for Magpie Tales #80 entitled "Goin' Home with B. B. King" (click if you want to read it - and listen to an awesome video of "Everyday I Have the Blues")

I also wanted to play with a version for Friday Flash 55 (a story in 55 words) hosted by "The G Man".  I think it lost a bit of whimsy and detail, but it was a fun "condensing" writing exercise.

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Many of you know that I have purchased a horse.   His name is Oberon and he is a Buckskin Quarter Horse.  My daughters and I are learning (and I am re-learning) horses through "Natural Horsemanship".  What is that, you ask?  Well, I invite you to visit my "Just Horses" blog and find out.  The following two photos I took the first day we got him - he came to us all the way from Northern Michigan.  The am participating with the first photo in "The Creative Exchange, hosted by Lisa Gordon.   She has a nice post today about finding her style along with a big linky with participating photographers.



20 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Margaret, Oberon is handsome. Hope you and yours are all well. Enjoying back to school, too.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful, no scratch that, GORGEOUS horse! He's magnificent!!!

Pat said...

Oberon is beautiful! These are two lovely photos!

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, I like the poem!

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
You are so cool!
The Red Dress was trimmed to perfection. Everything you give, you give with Love and Passion.
Loved your 55.
Thanks for playing, and have aq Kick Ass Week-End

Alice Audrey said...

I prefer Bohemian, too. Only for real.

Patty Ann said...

Love the poem and the pictures. They are beautiful.

Cad said...

And a 55 it is at the top...

Ruth said...

Oberon is dreamy, as is your first photo of him and your daughter. If your horsemanship is as good as your photography, I think you'll all be fine.

Claudia said...

a shame she didn't appear...would have loved to see a pic of her in the sexy red dress...smiles but if he prefers bohemian anyway...well...enjoyed this margaret..

Olivia said...

sigh!!!!!
he is dreamy...........

hugs xo

izzy said...

Nothing in the world like a good horse or pony!!! lovely photo's
yummy & huggable. (Natural horsemanship pays off big-time)
Thanks for the very red 55 !

justine said...

beautiful shots, wow it's great that you have a horse, I have tried riding a few times but find it terrifying, long to hear all your adventures.

Monkey Man said...

Great 55 and terrific photos.

Doctor FTSE said...

Very nice, Margaret, and lovely photos.

lisa said...

As always, a great "55" Margaret, and these photographs are just beautiful. I especially love the first one. The way she is looking at the horse is simply wonderful.

Thank you so much for sharing this at the Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Jannie Funster said...

beautiful horse and girls.

dragging his lonliness home, how sad. I do agree on the bohemian style, free wheeling is worth waiting for.

Always great to be here and drink in your photos and words.

xo

The Cello Strings said...

This is very lovely.

enjoyed the horse and the girl.

Sheilagh Lee said...

beautiful horse. great poetry as well

Ginnie said...

I can tell he has already stolen the show, Margaret. Congratulations.