“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” — Albert Einstein

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Rental (Fri.Flash 55 )

They took the house before they saw
the stones hanging from the trees,
the fire pit and the stick formations
and the window that wouldn’t open
and the one that wouldn’t shut
and the frogs that came in
and the path in the woods that led on
and on.
And the woods.
And the woods.

Just a little story for the G-Man. TGIF!


izzy said...

Oh my ! DREAD- yup unless there is an agent involved- and sometimes even when there is! ( my parents got a house with no water once-) thanks!

TALON said...

I loved this Yvonne! Nothing like those little unexpected surprises when you first move into a new place...and why are they never the pleasant variety? :)

Brian Miller said...

the repetition in the end makes it a little more haunting...gotta love showing up to all that...and you will never hear from the agent again...lol

G-Man said...

Very spooky My Friend.
Very cool mysterious ending.
Loved your Froggy 55
Always a treat to see your smiling face. Thank you for your fantastic support. Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Anne Gallagher said...

I love this, Yvonne. Reminds me of a few places I've lived. Love the spook factor as well. Those woods just scream demon.

anthonynorth said...

An eerie choice. Great write.

Anonymous said...

Seems like there are always those little surprises to keep life interesting! The woods intrigue me.

Alice Audrey said...

Did they stay? I would.

Liza said...

I love this one. I want to see that house. I want to know its story!

Jemi Fraser said...

Yikes!! The woods are not what they seem!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks everyone! I love comments. I'm visiting all your blogs and commenting there.

Other Mary said...

This is definitely spooky. And the stones hanging from the trees is a puzzle to me, which adds to the spook factor. Thanks for you comments on my poem, I had only heard of Rodriguez from the prompt at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, but I will watch the the movie you mentioned. If you want to check out the prompt there is a link on my blog. Have a great weekend Yvonne. :o)

Adam Everhard said...

Unpleasant surprises, and yet there is beauty in the telling!
I'm visiting from the Undead in the Netherworld blog.

Doctor FTSE said...

Well told indeed. Sounds as if someone is going to meet up with a Wendigo.

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

I think they are in for a very unsettling time.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks! One of these days I'm going to check out that prompt and add my two cents.

Hi Adam,
Nice to meet you here. Glad you liked!

Thank you! Yes, I agree, it is a possiblity.

Thanks! Who knows what happens next? I remember such a place...