Monday, December 20, 2010

The Two-Timer!


MICROFICTION

A VERY short story!
THE TWO-TIMER!

I'll drop back as we cross the snow!
I really want to walk with Flo!
Gert doesn't know of our affair!
But our marriage is beyond repair!
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WHITE ELEPHANT!

It's such a pleasant place to shop, tree-lined, and traffic-free;
Hunter Street Mall which lies between the river and the sea.
There are shady little spots where one can rest ones weary feet,
And restaurants which offer quite delicious things to eat.
It doesn't really look like a White Elephant at all, 
But where are all the shoppers in this quiet little mall?
They've gone off to the suburbs, to the Shopping Centres there,
For shoppers show no loyalty; they just don't seem to care.
They'd rather have the jangly-wrangly atmosphere of centres
Where noise and crowds assault the ears of anyone who enters.
Resuscitation's needed, but who knows where to start?
This corner of our city looks to die of a broken heart.

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21 comments:

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Sounds as if someone is going to be getting a Christmas Gift they may not want.

Greyscale Territory said...

Just heard more news about Shane Warne's escapades! Apparently the "dark" married lady lives at Mount Eliza not far from my world! Your micro story instantly made a Warne connection! Creative write!

And loved your Hunter Street reverie!

Winifred said...

That's such a shame. Don't know why people prefer the shopping malls in Australia. I can understand it here in winter. I was in Newcastle a couple of times last week and it's a pain being outside in the cold then into shops where you roast because you're wrapped up well to avoid the freezing cold. However all our cities are starting to look the same. he town I live in has an indoor centre and it's horrible. Nothing distinctive, no lovely unique shops because hey can't afford the rents. Sad!

Sylvia K said...

Great post for the day as always, Brenda! Hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!

Sylvia

hope said...

Yikes! Now we know who's on Santa's naught list.

Peggy said...

A gift from a secret Santa, how nice! I love to come here to your blog and read your MF.
Have a wonderful Holiday!
See you next year.

Pat said...

Oooh, talk about awkward Christmas dinners! Tensions can run high at high-expectations parties.

The couples might swap partners when they walk back home.

Diane said...

Uh oh..... awkward Christmas dinner conversation coming up I think.... :O)

Jim said...

Oh, oh, the tension builds!
Tune in tomorrow when we will find Gert getting a hint that all isn't right (poor lady)!
..

Susan at Stony River said...

Well, that sums up the year at our house! Boy am I glad 2010 is on the way out LOL

On a nicer note, my word verification is "bless" -- Aaawwww....

Susan Fobes said...

I love your poem! Ooh, what an interesting walk this is turning out to be...

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

oh the scandal!

loved your spin on it, you have a very creative mind.

moondustwriter said...

Feekless Pig!

Have a wonderful Christmas

Moonie Smiles

ruthlivingstone said...

Followed the MicroMonday link and loved the little story. What an unexpected twist!

Madeleine said...

Breathtakingly superb as always! :O)

SouthLakesMom said...

Ouch! Drama is always unwelcome in real life!

Merry Christmas!

izzy said...

Oooh, they're midgets ! good one!

libithina said...

the t- rotter :) xx extra special wishes
you ham loving you ~ :)

faith said...

For shame! Flo ought to know better, too! :) The second one is sad - that last line got me!

sylviamorice said...

I wonder why they're all heading to the same party! Won't make for pleasant conversation, I'm sure...
Have a wonderful holiday. Cheers!

Granny Sue said...

Ah, the age-old story. And at the holidays too! Shame on them. Maybe we can blame the eggnog?