Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday WRites 319


 
 
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is  Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites # 319: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.


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Challenged to  Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose no more than 144 words that includes the line given: “What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony rubbish?”--The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot

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It was in deep quiet, that he had returned to his friend's planet - Earth. They had promised to keep in touch by siman, but he was never one who liked wrist watches, those times he had sojourned on earth. So he just never got around to keeping in touch. But he knew his friend Adam would welcome him anytime he wanted to visit back.
Where were the cars, the buses, the trains, the aeroplane noises,  the men and women walking the dogs. 
What was happening to his friend's blue planet earth?
As he walked a familiar path; the words he once met came to mind again “What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony rubbish?” In short where was everyone, what was happening. 
Later at his friends house he met with the words pandemic and lockdown. © gillena cox 2021

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34 comments:

  1. Good morning sweet lady! I'm going to check out the link to the 100 days! Thanks!

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  2. ...I love the color of th building in the puzzle. Thanks Gillena for hosting, I hope that your week is off to a good start.

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  3. Thanks for your appreciation Tom

    Much💜love

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  4. Happy you dropped by Carol

    Much💜love

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  5. 100 days of xmas? That's terrifying!! Where has this year gone! Here from #BlueMonday.

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  6. Happy you dropped by Lydia

    Much💜love

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  7. Oh I enjoyed the perspective and the incorporation of the line. Just imagining someone from another world looking at us now...

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  8. I'm glad they reconnected and the mystery was solved.

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  9. Good write, Gillena. I like the progression of the prosery story.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jenna

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  10. You had me going for a bit, thinking the apocalypse had commenced. Still, the tale works, and tragedy does not quite rule.

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  11. Like Glenn, I thought this was post-apocalypse, but I suppose it is in a way.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Merril

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  12. Ah....you paint a picture of meeting desolation and answer the question, what has happened with the pandemic and isolation. You've used the line well here.

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  13. Thanks for your appreciation Lilian

    Much💜love

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  14. The pandemic has definitely ensnared everyone on Earth, those are some strong roots and far-reaching branches, for sure!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Tricia

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  15. A great depiction of what this pandemic has felt like!!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Helen

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  16. Your story is one that could happen at some future time and place. Well done.

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  17. Thanks for your appreciation Dwight

    Much💜love

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  18. hahaha! that was a very unexpected ending for me, Gillena! well done!

    -David [ben Alexander]

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  19. Thanks for your appreciation David

    Much💜love

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  20. Gillena - in light of the pandemic, this makes perfect sense - empty streets! Some of my favorite pictures during the pandemic have been those with animals reclaiming streets where they once roamed freely! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Angie

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  21. I think so many things are back to normal, but it must have looked very different when the pandemic really hit.

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  22. Thanks for your appreciation Björn

    Much💜love

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  23. That's a nice collge, dear Gillena! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/10/italien-reisebericht-pause-in-ferrara.html

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  24. Thanks for your appreciation Rosrose

    Much💜love

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