Oh-so Literary

October 20, 2007 § 2 Comments

I’m going to write a short story about a charming couple who live in a first-floor apartment, whose upstairs neighbors erect a pumpkin-headed scarecrow and move it secretly in the night, arranging it so at first, its flat, unseeing eyes peep through this window, then that one, then another, so the couple never know when they’re being observed by the dread golem— until they suffer psychotic breaks and attack the dread thing with gardening tools.

It will be based on a true story.


This poem by Babbette Deutsch is from the Everyman’s Library collection Pocket Poems collection, The Dance.


Fawns in the winter wood
Who feel their horns, and leap,
Swans whom the bleakening mood
Of evening stirs from sleep,
Tall flowers that unfurl
As a moth, driven, flies,
Flowers with the breasts of a girl
And sea-cold eyes.
The bare bright mirrows glow
For their enchanted shapes.
Each is a flame, and so,
Like flame, escapes.

§ 2 Responses to Oh-so Literary

  • Tena Russ says:

    Hi Kristina,

    Are you doing NaNo this year?

  • kristina says:

    Hi Tena;
    Wellll, maybe yes and no? I’m hoping to harness (or tap) all of the literary energy gushing through the internet and make November a very productive writing month… but I have a feeling that trying to meet NaNo’s goals would just compel me to produce thousands of words of bad writing. Which I’d find discouraging.

    So, small bites. Posting something every day.

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