Saturday, 2 October 2010

The Pumpkin Fields - Saturday Centus #22

Week 22 of Saturday Centus - this weeks prompt is to use up to 100 words using the photo as a prompt.

The Pumpkin Fields

The tour bus glides to a halt and through a crackling microphone the guide explains. . .

"Now don't be alarmed at all the blank faces you see here.

These are the pumpkin birthing fields, this is where they live until they big enough to be chosen and taken home.

This is what they look like before they get their personality carved out.

Before they get their individual faces.

Before the light inside them is lit and shines out through their eyes. . .

You will get a chance to choose your own pumpkin at the next stop."

. . . The bus creaks and moves on.


(exactly 100 words)

24 comments:

Deborah said...

What a wonderful metaphor, brilliantly done! I loved it :o)

Jackie said...

Excellent!

Jackie said...

sorry for the double post but I really loved this . Carved Pumpkins look beautiful outside all lit up .

Terra said...

OK, how did you get there. WOW. I am in a bit of awe right now...I agree a brilliant metaphor

Anna said...

Well done.
This text makes the process of carving something good and creative.
I like seeing the differences in all of these texts. It shows just how many variations that can be made from one single simple prompt like this photo of a pumpkin patch.
Nice.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC Special Challenge Week 22

Sue said...

I loved it, and the sense of metaphor that accompanies it.

=)

Viki said...

Wonderful take on this prompt. Good job.

short poems said...

Lovely, creative work. Well done :)
Warmly
Marinela x

5thsister said...

A wonderfully woven tale! I am so glad I stopped by...and I concur with the brilliant metaphor as well.

septembermom said...

Wonderfully done :)

jeff campbell said...

I agree with Anna...makes the carving process less "painful"...well done...Peace

skinner675 said...

What a great take on the prompt. I love the way it has a future linked to it!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

This is a great, profound perspective. I really enjoyed it.
xoRobyn

Ames said...

This was great!~Ames

My name is PJ. said...

I loved "Now don't be alarmed at all the blank faces you see...." Genius line.

Bookie said...

Oh, so very nice! Loved "birthing fields" for pumpkins.

Teresa said...

Absolutely wonderful! I totally agree with everyone else that it is a perfect metaphor.

Judie said...

Oh, I just love your story! A+!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tgoette said...

This was really great! Makes you feel hopeful for pumpkins like it is their desire and destiny to be used as a scary decoration. Very cool take!

Tina said...

loved the way you explained it as the guide there and the 'blank faces'

Tina from
Mummy Diaries

cj Schlottman said...

Vision is one of scrubbed-faced orphans lined up on Sunday afternoon, praying to be chosen!

Great take..........cj

Kat said...

"...before they get their personality carved out" - I LOVE that line. Great use of the prompt. Kat

Jenny said...

You. Are. Brilliant.

This was soooo cool. I totally loved the way you translated one simple photo into this simple story that ripples with hidden depth!

Super cool use of the picture.

Wow.

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments! :-)

This was fun (as usual) I always look forward to Saturday Centus.

Susannah x

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