Thursday, October 22, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday - Homecoming

By Kathleen Kimball-Baker

The dreams came frequently now.
The closer she got, the surer she was.
The last of her water moistened the rims of her mouth.
“I’m coming, my love,” she whispered. 
There. Red and glowing, just like in her dreams.
She kneeled. Closed her eyes. Yes.


In Alice Springs, a new constellation was seen.

Image by nosha


To join the fun, write any story you like in 55 words (no more, no less).

Then tell Mr. Knowitall, aka G-Man, by leaving a comment

on his own Flash-55 post.


Alice Audrey said...

I'm not quite following, but this has a nice, mysterious feel to it.

Fandango said...

We dragons are a bit slow and we didn't really understand. But we think somebody died.
A mysterious 55

Thank you for the contribution on our blog

Dr.John said...

This seems deep and philosophical . It is way above your ordinary 55.

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

But it’s a groaner.

big Jenn said...

Beautiful! love the photo too. jeNN

jabblog said...

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust . . .

G-Man said...

I get it....(Mr. Knowitall ya know)
Excellent 'Down-Under' 55 Kathleen.
Thank you so much for this fine contribution.
Thanks for visiting, and have a Kick-Ass Week-End.
G'Day Mate....G

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do.....

Very mysterious. I do hope she makes it.

Brian Miller said...

love it kathleen. it is nice to come home sometimes. great 55!

Hootin' Anni said...

The last of her water in her mouth makes me think she's dying? Am I getting the gist of it all?

My 55 is posted, if you'd like to stop by and read along with me. As always, scroll down below my Show n Tell Friday submission. Click HERE

Have a glorious weekend.

Chef Kar said...

Beautiful photo of Uluru and hauntingly beautiful tale of one woman's homecoming. So well done.

You'll find my 55 here:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Drifting.

Enjoy your weekend,

Chef Kar

clean and crazy said...

this is truly a treat to read, you have such a talent with the flow of you words!! i love this 55!! mine is up too!!

Mama Zen said...

This is really beautiful. I love the feel of it.

Mona said...

She became a star too! :)

Susan at Stony River said...

Wow, I love this.

Lovely tribute to such a spectacular, magical place. Two of my nephews went to Australia, made a point of visiting there, and said that the experience just cannot be described. I think yours is the closest I've heard!