State of Mind

It had been miles since Kevin pricked his finger on the hollow-bone.  Now, walking in circles, images of entrails, blankness, remnants of what was, clouded his mind as the woods devoured him whole.

I don’t know if I did this right.  The instructions for Trifextra Week Fifty-six are:

  • Use  the 33rd page from Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge.
  • Scour the page , choose 33 words.
  • Reshape those words into a piece of your own.
  • Your piece does not have to tell an entire story.
  • Use whatever you need, whether or not it appears in the photos.
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31 comments on “State of Mind

  1. lumdog says:

    This is a great, complete story. Well done with the word limitation.

  2. You did well … I feel sorry for poor Kevin, even in these few words.

  3. yebuccaneer says:

    Very nice. I caught the uncomfortable feeling. Congrats on the win before!

  4. Great story, dark and magical.

  5. steph says:

    Good one. Like Sleeping Beauty pricking her finger.. only much more ominous. Nice.

  6. Draug419 says:

    Oooh spooky magic stuff (: I like it!

  7. I think you did it ‘right’ 🙂 eerie – very well done.

  8. barbara says:

    nicely done, Sandra. It was an interesting challenge and I think you did it justice.

  9. Great job with the prompt. I love the magic here.

  10. deanabo says:

    Terrific imagery. Great choice of words.

  11. Cobbie's World says:

    Don’t want to be that guy, losing my mind in the woods. Great scene that you painted there in those 33 words. 🙂

  12. Mike says:

    A great story Sandra. A good take on the prompt.

  13. atrm61 says:

    Wow!Poor Kevin-lost in the jungle,would hate to be in his shoes!Loved that he ,”pricked his finger on the hollow-bone”-reminded me of fairy tales & fantasy-wonderful job Sandra:-)

  14. kymminbarcelona says:

    Haunting story, Sandra.

    I do think many of your words were not in the text, though.

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