Friday, May 10, 2013

55: Castilleja

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The day she passed, I walked out of the house into a vast field of Indian paintbrush. The sun and the warm Missouri wind went swept into and through me, pulling out the broken pieces of jagged years. My whole world focused bright orange as the prairie fire took hold, and I've never gone back.
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FFF-55 Vol. LV. Tell a story in exactly fifty-five words. Go see G-Man.

This 55 is dedicated to my grandmother, who was in hospice care when I wrote it. She passed a few days after. Rest in peace, Grama Hobgood, 11 March 1924-13 May 2013.


  1. It's a good thing too, because I've heard that you CAN'T go back. Let me know if you can...
    Loved your Colorful Plaines 55 Linc
    Congrats and THANKS on the 55th 55.
    Thank you for your support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  2. Beautiful and thoughtful. It is best to keep moving forward.

  3. Woops, corrected incorrect preposition!