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Me-Not-Late...Just Imploding... Final Friday Fiction

ooopppssss... been a bit of the usual madness at the Mac Camp... so FFF crept up on me unawares!!! Let me see what I can do about that right now...

It's a matter of firefighting, said the bucket to the wall. What fire, asked the wall in return. The one each makes for themselves. 

You dribble nonsense, said the wall to the bucket, for fire is an external and fearsome thing.

Fearsome indeed, said bucket. Wall, know you not the internal combustion of confusions and imports? Of angsts and rages and sadness and despair?

There is nothing within me but the mortar that holds my cells together. What can I know of such things? How can you?

I know for I have space within to hold these things and more. Capacity to carry them and choice, to hold or tip them. Stuff comes, stuff goes. Some stays. The dregs build a patina within my nature. Character. The streaking of existence and its ravages. Sometimes the smears turn red hot and stoke the fire. Then it is necessary to fight, to balance one's character in order not to succumb to the smoke and the terror of it. 

Of what, again?

Of life.

© YAM 2020


  1. Well YAM this is most unique and if read correctly you just kind of PUT IT TOGETHER on the fly!!!
    Bravo...but I hope the unusual madness at Mac Camp has passed!!!
    I'll be auto posting my FFF at 12 am Friday
    Hugs Cecilia

    1. Hari Om
      Yes, very put together and reflective of ... life! Yxx

  2. Fantastic photography ~ love the buckets and brick ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Character. Yes, you've got it.

    Hang in there.

  4. YAM aunty, life isn't all dregs and ravages, some of your patina is also sunshine and sand between your toes. (Mind you sand between your toes can be a real irritant.) The writing and picture are very evocative tho.
    F must have been in pensive mood too: https://tiggerswee-blog.blogspot.com/2020/09/final-friday-fiction-rain-and-starlight.html

  5. that is such a fab idea ... love the conversation!!! that was a gem of writing!!! definitely not for the bucket

  6. Love the photo and your brilliant story - and last minute at that!

  7. I think you may strive under pressure! Beautiful piece of writing(and picture)!

  8. A wonderfully imaginative and original FFF!

  9. Hi Yam - very clever ... life is challenging for you - but what a wonderful way of upending that bucket of life ... to bring us hope. Very clever writing - take care and all the best - Hilary

  10. That is an amazing piece to whip up in the chaos that is your life now. Hugs.

  11. Boy, that bucket hit the nail squarely on the head. namaste, janice xx


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