photograph by Maria L. Berg 2017
This tree takes me straight to Poltergeist only these gravestones stayed in the cemetery.
Any of the Poltergeist movies would be great for those of you doing the RIPXII Peril on the Screen challenge.
#vss: very short story
He blamed the trees for his losses; roots tripping his men; branches scratching. The trees seek punitive damages beyond the grave.
Theme: How Could I Know
The prompt at OctPoWriMo.com suggests the poetry form called Joseph’s Star. It’s a syllable line rule ( Syllables are 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, and 1) poem like a haiku but it creates a diamond shape and you can repeat the pattern in as many stanzas as needed. I like these poetry form prompts.
could I know
a large tree would grow
when the bird dropped the seed cone
while flying over your stone
out of all the dead
and find life
did its roots
find food in old boots
of hallowed ground deep with you
do I dare imagine, too
reaching searching first drink
inside the loosened
seems of the
could I know
it would cradle you
suck in your essence like food
lift you through its veins of wood
make you one with it
are you a
Develop a story inspired by a word cloud.
#FlashFicHive Day 8 Word Cloud by Anjela Curtis
I think some of these words will work nicely with today’s prompt. Until now, I hadn’t thought of a nest with eggs in that tree. Or maybe our protagonist finds a bag full of money in a hole in the tree, or under the limb holding the grave stone or . . . Ooh, this is a treasure trove of ideas.
#RIPXII Peril On The Screen
Because my whole face and head have been invaded by the mucous monster, I spent my Saturday in bed feeling sorry for myself. To feel like I accomplished something, I decided to tackle The Peril On The Screen challenge.
Horns – * * * * (Four Stars)
Horns was not what I expected. It was much better. It had elements of dark comedy and a rich mystery wrapped up in religious symbolism and a truly horrible premise. It even had some Stand By Me moments with flashbacks to the main players as childhood friends.
Swiss Army Man -* * (Two Stars)
This movie was a disturbing, fantasy portrayal of necrophilia. Though I liked the imaginative arts and crafts and am impressed by the obsession it took to raise the bar for fart jokes,–That bar has flown to an unimaginable new height–I felt icky and worried for the writer, director and producers when the film ended.
Watching Horns and Swiss Army Man back to back, I was impressed at how Daniel Radcliff brings his characters to “life” (Ha! Ha!), and wondered if, in trying to get away from Harry Potter, he hasn’t made some odd choices.
The Cabin In The Woods – * * * * (Four Stars)
When I watched this movie before, I may have only caught part of it, or been distracted because, though I knew the plot and remembered the monsters in their cubes, I did not remember that the cast included the likes of Thor, Jamie from Zoo: Season 1 and the Alien huntress herself- Sigourney Weaver.
This movie is so fun. It is a lesson to writers that any trope, no matter how over used, can be seen in a new and create way.