Monday, March 14, 2011

Down the Hole



Today's muse: Thursday Thunks
Yeah, I know. Today is Monday. Whataya gonna do about it?
Cut me some slack. I just found this muse.

Prompt #2:
Sometimes we want to grow wings and fly. What's the farthest you've fallen?


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Down the Hole

Vignettes rush by, faster and faster, as I freefall. A few talkies, but most are silent. Soundless mouths flapping.

It’s not a film that will win an Oscar, or even be nominated, so dreary are these scenes. I will never stand before the crowd holding the heavy statuette, droning on like a winner for best Trumpet Editing, unaware that no one really gives a shit.

I no longer want to be Alice. Let the Queen take my head. I’m already late for my date and I know I will be punished.

I wonder if the bottom will break this rabbit's fall.



11 comments:

lady fairchilde said...

i have no idea what any of that meant but i love these lines (they would make awesome song lyrics!)

I no longer want to be Alice. Let the Queen take my head.
I’m already late for my date and I know I will be punished.
I wonder if the bottom will break this rabbit's fall.

Monica Manning said...

@LF: I think it would be an LSD rock ballad. No one else would understand it otherwise.

glnroz said...

i read it,, and i get it,, but do you ever wonder if what ya get ain't it? I think so, whadda ya think?

Mama Zen said...

Well done!

lady fairchilde said...

Well, they say that the Disney movie synchs perfectly with Dark Side of the Moon, so inspiring an LSD rock ballad is not too far out there...

Fireblossom said...

Rabbits are soft. You'll bounce. ;-)

Monica Manning said...

@glnroz: I always wonder!

@Mama Zen: Thanks, Mama!

@LF: Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore.

@Fireblossom: I sure hope so!

Spook The Scribbler said...

I love the slightly psychadelic twist on it - and as the others said, I think this would make great lyrics!

signed...bkm said...

Love it and breaking the rabbits fall...that is a great take on this tale...hope you do not loose your head....bkm

Dave King said...

Clever. I'm breathless.

Rob-bear said...

Painful. Lost. Yet engaging. And very sad.