Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Journey II

Welcome to the Xeroversary! From Sun 3rd July to Sat 9th July we celebrated 1 year of the Xeroverse with guest flash fiction posted every day. Join the festivities, enjoy the fiction, say hi. =)

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Journey II

by Kate Ferdinand

A young lady sat at a bus stop in the desert waiting for the No49 bus to take her to the ice cream parlor. Opposite her drawn onto the blue sky was the fa├žade of an enchanted castle with turrets. The Castle door opened and through it a kudu came charging, bringing with it the undergrowth it had been charging through on the other side of the castle. It landed on a bed next to the bus stop. The No49 bus pulled up. She got on it. A foal was sat on every seat so she stood. The conductor asked her for her ticket, she gave him a receipt for brussel sprouts. He gave her half a pound of Coyote in a square blue noodle box. The bus pulled off into the river that flowed to the Chilli Part II ice cream parlor. As the bus pulled up she could hear the clatter of knives and forks on plates and empty bottles made of pink tinted glass being dropped into a bottle bank. She walked into the ice cream parlor where there were no lights on and an owl sat with indigestion.


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Xero says: Ladies and gentlemen... my sister! *^_^* What more can I say...? This strange talent for observing the surreal in the everyday was a side I never really saw in her as we grew up, ain’t it awesome?

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4 comments:

  1. Ms. Kate, I love the color of your mind. I'll go get some chocolate sauce to coat myself in, then I'll swim in sweet sky you've painted. And, um... I'll pray for a bit of pink frosting on my giggles.

    Again, I love the sounds of your head.

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  2. Fun sense of surreal & magical realism. Next time I ride the subway and everyone is splayed across the seats so no one will sit next to them, I'm going to be thinking of foals kicking their legs.

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  3. Thank you for the comments, it was great to read them, to hear what you thought. I'm glad you enjoyed the piece of writing :-)

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  4. Wow, and I thought I had an active imagination.

    Kate, whatever you had to eat or drink before you wrote this, can you tell me where I can get some please? :-D

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