AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, July 24, 2011

More Than Shavings

Succinctly Yours ~ Week 18 Picture Prompt
Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.
It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Word Of The Week: Arbitrary

To some
This smelly, messy shed was of arbitrary value-
But I knew here were the shavings of
My grandad's final masterpiece.
(140 characters)

Succinctly Yours is hosted by Grandma's Goulash


Helen said...

Very nice - conjures up imagery of a happy man.

anthonynorth said...

Always meaning in what's left. Nice one.

Rinkly Rimes said...

It would be good to view the masterpiece!

Sonia Lal said...

the masterpiece must be impressive! Always good to see how such things were created.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautifully done, Gemma.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Pat said...

Aww, this is sweet and touching. Nice job!

W.G. Cambron said...

It takes a master to create a masterpeice.

Pooch said...

Precious memories, beautifully captured.

SJerZGirl said...

A familiar theme, it seems. I like it.

Susan Fobes said...

This picture did evoke memories and I enjoyed your approach!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nicely done. I really enjoyed this one.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Such a poignant tale. Who could bear to sweep up those memories.



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