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  • ContactRida 2:28 am on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply


    Like an Aardvark digging for termites,

    Ronald clawed under the Apple tree.

    His Truck’s high-beams, the only light.

    “Pay up or we Kill her.”

    Money Left. “She’s under the tree.”

    Papers headline: Kidnapped child buried alive…


    photo credit: http://guyanachronicle.com/buried-alive/

    Six on the Sixth Prompt – Feb 2015


  • ContactRida 8:25 am on February 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply


    There is a place where beauty and evil lie intertwined

    Where hope becomes that moist, sweet air which liberates before it confines

    Birds above and sky crisp blue do not whisper of such things

    But he will bellow with deafening rage, “I am the Yellow King!”

    You count the flat brown patches as you race through the green maze

    Fourteen so far as you turn toward the voice, not seeing fifteen, your open grave

    You claw and scrape to leave the pit as his steps draw closer

    “My lovely, you will never leave this place. You are forever in Carcosa.”









    PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Melanie Greenwood 

    • Melanie 5:17 pm on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I enjoyed your story. You created a frightening atmosphere. Well done.

    • milliethom 11:48 am on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love the way you have written this. Though undeniably on the dak side, the imagery is very lovely, as is the rhythm. I, too, had to look up Carcosa. It’s interesting that the name may be derived from the old French town of Carcassonne. I think I’ll have to have a look at the detective novels, too!

      • ContactRida 10:07 pm on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        thank you. carcosa brings up dark thoughts for me and it was the first thing i thought of when i looked at the photo…

        • milliethom 5:24 am on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          I can understand that. There is definitely something dark about being lost in a place of shadows and mystery . . . and who knows what else? I’ts so interesting, though, to read the many different interpretations of the same picture. Yours was fascinating.

    • draliman 8:03 am on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Very dark, I enjoyed the way you wrote it. (I had a quick Google of “Carcosa” as well.)

      • ContactRida 1:13 am on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        thank you. yes, Carcosa is a bit obscure, but not if you’re a True Detective fan…

    • rochellewisoff 5:10 am on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Dear CR,

      I agree with Joy. Spooky and atmospheric.



    • Margaret 4:00 am on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Ooh a chilling one. Love the rhythm. Love the imagery.

    • Priceless Joy 10:49 pm on February 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      A bit spooky.

    • Björn Rudberg (brudberg) 8:43 am on February 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      This send me googling into carcosa and what you mean.. but I think the pieces fell together.. Love the grave and the panics that induce.

      • ContactRida 9:32 am on February 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        i got my idea from True Detectives:

        • Melanie 5:15 pm on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          I was wondering if it was True Detectives. That was such a great season. I don’t want to wait to summer for season 2.

          • ContactRida 11:06 am on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            yes it was TD. i loved that show and can’t wait til season 2 if there is one.

            • Melanie 12:01 pm on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

              I keep reading that there will be, but when keeps changing. It’s got to be hard to top season 1.

              • ContactRida 2:34 am on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

                perhaps if they don’t try to top it but hunt down different monsters. the world seems to have an unending supply of monsters…

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