Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday 160: Basement Dream #1


The basement was cold

Barefoot, I stepped

onto the damp, dusty, dirt floor

There she was

back by the washing machines

in the darkened corner

hanging dolls up to dry

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I'm participating in Monkey Man's "Sunday 160" where the point is to write a piece in exactly 160 characters (spaces included). This week I've decided to use the platform to document a snippet of a dream I had last summer. 


13 comments:

Larry, aka The Kid and The Old Goat said...

It sounds as if it might be the end of a nightmare. Nicely written.

It is a shame, but your picture didn't show.

Larry

Brian Miller said...

ok i cant see the picture...

but the words conjure some pretty scary images...esp the doing of laundry...smiles.

Ames said...

At first I didn't know what to think. Was this creepy as in Blair Witch creepy? Or just a little girl giving her dollies a bath and hanging them up to dry like mommy hangs clothes out on a line? Dreams can be so weird and hard to decipher. Either way basements scare the hell out of me! :)~Ames

Tina said...

Not getting the picture, either. But the dream was very vivid! And I'm going with creepy...

Mama Zen said...

This gave me a chill!

Monkey Man said...

I love this 160 even though the photo didn't post. I like being able to imagine the scene. Thanks for playing.

Jingle said...

what is it?

very interesting descriptions.

Mary said...

You have a way with words. I love this and other of your posts below. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

5thsister said...

Thanks for the comments. I'm sorry the photo didn't post and I'm unable to manage my blog at work. I will take it as a sign that it is not needed and one should use their own imagination. That's what I like about my dreams...the symbols carry different meanings for different people. Earlier in this dream the woman hanging the dolls magically walked through a wall beckoning me to follow. Of course I couldn't so she conjured up steps for me to descend. (Basement = subconcious)

Alice Audrey said...

Looking for Mom?

kavisionz said...

First, the basement.. then, dolls!!!
Brr... all in all, a pretty chilling set of images...
All put so well in a 160 though!!
Kudos..

kkrige said...

Sometimes a dream is all in the interpretation. The fact that you remembered it so well is a statement in and of itself. Really vivid dreams sometimes freak me out, and this one sounds like it had some interesting meanings behind it for you.

gautami tripathy said...

I like the verse. It leaves room for varied interpretations. For me a photo is not necessary...

Here is my Sunday 160: <a href="http://firmlyrooted.blogspot.com/2011/02/demise.html>demise</a>

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