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#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #24 In the Woods

This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long, and – every Friday – #FlashFiveFriday at The Indie Exchange.

The idea behind #BlogFlash2012 is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.

There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.

I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.

 

#BlogFlash2012: #24 In the Woods

Dave

Whenever I think of woodland I always picture the woods at New Miller Dam on one of the routes between Barnsley and Wakefield in Yorkshire. I can’t tell you how many times I have wandered the woods, going back to my childhood when my grandparents were still alive.

There are numerous paths through these woods, each one as memorable as the one before. It’s been many years since I’ve traversed any of those paths but I do hope to return one day to relive many important childhood memories.

 

 

Donna

Once, in the woods, I saw a man sitting in a tree. The woods were on private land, behind a cottage. He should not have been there. I can see him now in jeans, a leather bomber jacket, boots. He had oily hair in tight black springs. I saw him and quickly moved away in fear.

When I returned with someone he was gone. They did not believe me. That night, in the cottage, with the woods behind, I wasn’t sure what scared me more: his appearance, his disappearance, or that my eyes might have played tricks. Even now, I don’t believe they did.

 

NaBloPoMo

What would you describe as the sweetest time in your life so far?

My husband and I managed five nights in Cologne a couple of years ago. It had been quite a stressful time in the run up to the trip but as soon as I stepped off the plane I felt my tension ebbing away. We ate, we drank, we visited museums, we event saw a ‘Jazz Tango’ concert. It was once of the sweetest times of my life by far.

Author: Donna Brown Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats. Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'.

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  2. Melina Gillies
    Melina Gillies 3 years ago .Reply

    David, lovely memories. There's nothing wuite like revisiting a place from your youth and looking at it through a new lens. I hope you get back there some day!

    Donna, how disarming, espeically all this time later wondering who (or what) it could have been. Could even be a promising storyline!

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Melina.

      Contrasting memories for myself and Donna. Wish they were both positive ones for us.

  3. Donna L. Sadd
    Donna L. Sadd 3 years ago .Reply

    Donna and Dave,

    Both very nice pieces. It's funny how trips through the woods, especially in childhood, elicit wonderful and sometimes haunting memories.

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Donna.

      Yes, I wish we both had pleasant things to remember about the woods.

  4. Lesley Beeton
    Lesley Beeton 3 years ago .Reply

    One lovely memory, one spooky memory. Two sides of the same prompt.

  5. vickie johnstone
    vickie johnstone 3 years ago .Reply

    These are both cool and so contrasting. One normal, one spooky, one straightforward and one mysterious! :)

  6. Coral Russell
    Coral Russell 3 years ago .Reply

    I love these paired posts. Made me wish my hubby blogged… hehe

  7. Candy Little
    Candy Little 3 years ago .Reply

    Love both of your posts. I'd say more but quite honestly Vickie summed up my feelings!!

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Candy.

      I love how contrasting the posts have been from all bloggers throughout August.

  8. Joy Keeney
    Joy Keeney 3 years ago .Reply

    Dave- Reminds me of my walks with my Grandma through the woods at the back of her 35acre farm. My favorite times!!

    Donna- Yikes!! Creepy not sure which would have scared me more either!

    Great posts both of you!!

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Joy.

      Those walks with your Grandma sound wonderful.

      Yes, Donna's story was quite frightening wasn't it? It's the first I've heard of it.

  9. JC Andrijeski
    JC Andrijeski 3 years ago .Reply

    Lovely posts, both of you! I like how you tag-teamed on this very much, what a cool way to do it! :) And Donna, wow, creepy…

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting.

      Yes, I'm happy with the tag team approach but Donna has posted better than me each day. Sometimes you have to hold your hand up and concede defeat. It's less painful than arguing :)

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