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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Magpie Tales 84: woman and bird in rain

Willow, at Willow Manor, posts a photo for us to use as an inspiration for an original piece of writing: poetry, prose, dialogue, interview (I've never done that for a Magpie), etcetera. It is up to us, as is the length, providing we use this photo as a prompt. I wasn't able to take this gloomy picture seriously today, but "serious" isn't in the rules, so I've used an ordinary, every-evening kind of conversation, keeping the photo in mind.


"Bobby! Bobbeeee!"
The raven squawked, "Ark!"
"Bobby, it's late, and it's too dark for swimming!"
The raven squawked, "Dark!"
"Bobby, come on now. I want to go out. I'm already dressed and I'm getting wet out here in the park."
The raven squawked, "Park!"
"Bobby, don't make me come and get you. I'm not jumping into the lake in a long dress and long gloves."
"Awww, Mom! Be serious."
"Bobby, I am serious. Come here right now. I'm soaked to the skin and I'll have to go home to change, and I want you to come home, too."
"I'm having fun, Mom! I'll come home soon."
"Don't be silly, I have to lock the house before I go out. Hurry up!"
The raven squawked, "Lock!"
"Awww, please, Mom, please?"
The raven squawked, "Awwwk!"
"You come right home this minute, Bobby, or you are in big trouble!"
"Aw, Mom, you're always nagging at me. I'm not coming home. Ever!"
Squawked the raven, "Nevermore!"


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32 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

This is charming...I like the raven chiming in...

Friko said...

nevermore.
she should have let him find his own way home.

Lady Em said...

Love the conversation!

Jo Bryant said...

i'd have left him to his own devices

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

i really love this one... i can just imagine me and my mother... hehehe...

JJRod'z

Fay's Too said...

I have a thing about ravens/crows. They tell me things. I very much like what they told Mom in this piece! Very fun.

Powell River Books said...

That could have been me out in the rain last night at the cabin. It was "girls night out" for me alone. I saw Mr. and Mr. Raven go by earlier, but when the rains came they were smarter than I was and departed for a dryer haven. - Margy

kaykuala said...

Mother's pleadings not appreciated can be indication of problems in future!

Hank
P/S You are fan of Ali? Me too.He was in the doldrums for 3 years at his prime. It was injustice prompted by non-sporting considerations.Pity!

Mary said...

The Edgar Allan Poe-ish ending made me smile! What an effective and surprise end.

Kathy Bischoping said...

Whahoo! and a perfect closing line!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great conversation, I love the ending. Poe would approve I think or at least have a chuckle.

thingy said...

LOL, this is so clever. : )

Fireblossom said...

This is so darn cute. :-)

Julie said...

'Twould have brought a smile to Mr Poe's face, if that were possible.

izzy said...

I can see this easily ! your mood and mine were both determined-(I just didn't feel any romance in rain after our weather lately!) Thanks

Joyful said...

Wonderful, Kay! I love your imagination.

Vernz said...

great conversation Kay... the ending just hit me.. it made me smile...

thanks as ever.. for the visit.. I truly appreciate it..

Regards,
Vernz

Lily Hydrangea said...

Haaahahaa! good one Kay.
It's as if the raven is her pet.

Gattina said...

Looking at the picture I thought I woul read a dramatic story about a suicide and then I had really to lol when I read your version !!

Linnea said...

Charming!

Thank you for your input. Have a terrific week!!

Rinkly Rimes said...

At first it seems like a harmless domestic tale with some clever word-play thrown in. So the menace in the final words is all the more telling.

jabblog said...

Love it, Kay! The threats we make to our recalcitrant children are not often carried out but Bobby's response was spot on!

Jinksy said...

Good build up towards the laugh at the end! LOL.

Brian Miller said...

ha, enchanting and well played to the poe...

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kay: Bobby if ever there was a shapeshifter of a misplaced raven!"nevermore" comes from the rant of a raven named Bobby...:)Fun!

Leslie said...

i'm laughing so hard :)

you are a very funny person.

Reflections said...

Smiles... great Price-less ending!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, right! Nevermore. Love it!

Isabel Doyle said...

that raven knows a thing or two
I really enjoyed his 'voice'

rel said...

A mother's lament, but cute!
rel

Margaret said...

...just wait until he gets hungry! Sounds like me trying to get the dogs and kids in to bed on a nice evening! :)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Clever Magpie.

Anna :p]