Friday, May 14, 2010

55 Flash Fiction Friday - You can always see a stain...

the Adelaide Hills ~ not Blinman.

your energy lingers in
the whispers of washing day,
done on a bitter Monday.

stains washed clean
in a copper fired by kindling

your back bent to pick up sticks in this
forsaken place.

what happened to your fine white linen petticoats - when you died.

dust on dust - nothing more - much less.


Blinman is a South Australian copper mining town. Desolate dessert country, hard on men women and children back in late 1800's. I've stood on open ground where there was once a house and now only a chimney. And wondered, what brought people to places like this where the isolation can destroy a human soul; or - strengthen it?

Have a wonderful weekend 55'ers. :))

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  1. dust on dust - nothing more - much less.

    the last line speaks of truth...
    imaginary and abstract,
    inspiring 55.

  2. This was so poignant. Excellent.

  3. wow. that was an amazing vision you painted in your 55. nicely done.

    mine is up!

  4. Oh Eaton...
    You are just so Damn Cool!
    I loved your 55...
    Thanks again for a fantastic contribution, You Rock The Outback!
    have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  5. Excellent 55! Very touching. I always feel that if you can just be still enough in places like that, you can "hear" the past.

  6. very vivid and so honest...
    well done...
    Mine is here
    Have you an AWESOME weekend!

  7. It is a place. like most places where the hint of scent of them who trod on the land still lingers though it be a hundred years since their foot touched above the earth.

  8. This is a cute blog!

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  10. I love this's so fresh Eaton!! The image is quite similar to vegetaiton or its sparseness.. on Mauna Kea in particular. But can get pretty dry in other areas. Just enjoyed what this evokes here!
    I was out watering (shooting crap off my birds cage to be exact), lol)) and thought, hmm.. I bet I left a responce out to you on the first one..I mean hey, I did leave a couple? (I fixed that! Anyway, so glad your writing and luv luv your visits! Also am glad the comment form was performing, ha. Have a wonderful day!!


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Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright

Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Flat Stanley near Castlemaine, Victoria.