Thursday, December 17, 2009

55 Flash Fiction Friday #57: Ciao Muthaf*#&^@!


No story behind the story here... just a photo I took a while back that seemed like a good 55 prompt.
At this distance, the city was actually kinda pretty. It wasn't until you got up close or saw it in good light that it took on the look of the soul-sucking pit of despair he'd come to know it as.

He turned up his collar against the chill, happily leaving it behind for the rats.


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15 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Love it!

Daryl said...

Extremely perfect!

Brian Miller said...

nice 55...the city does look pretty from the distance...i usually keep mine, the distance that is.

Susan Anderson said...

Hey, I love the city! Wait...does that make me a rat? Happy Friday!
I'm up too!
http://inappropriatesue.blogspot.com/2009/12/55-flash-fiction-friday-twelve-days-of.html

G-Man said...

Sometimes big cities make me feel EXACTLY like this Mojo!
My kind of 55 Brother...
Thanks for this perfect image!
For me...This was one of your very best.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Holiday....Galen

smarmoofus said...

Feeling a bit morose, Mojo? Like Susan Anderson, I tend to love "the city"... provided it is, in fact, a city, and not just an overgrown suburb. I hate sprawl.

I'm up,
-smarmoofus

Janna said...

"Soul-sucking pit of despair..." LOL! I love it! :)

This is kinda how I feel about cities too.

Great 55.
Mine is ready too... right here.

Felicitas said...

I've definitely been there. Terrific 55!

Monkey Man said...

I've seen many like this. The ugliness is magnified upon closer scrutiny. My 55 is HERE.

Alice Audrey said...

Excellent. Cities really are best from a distance, particularly at night.

Eaton Bennett said...

My sentiments exactly! I love to drive through a city to see what's going on from the safety of a car, but that's about it. :)

clean and crazy said...

amen to that!! i hate big cities, i am a so-cal girl myself and the only thing i miss is the beaches!! great 55. mine is up too

Jadey said...

Beautiful pic but I totally understand his feeling regarding the big city and all the bad that it contains when seen in the good light. Have a great weekend. My 55 is up.

Larry said...

Sounds like several of the cities I've been through but I never, stay long. Always looking for yet another place, stopping running fingers through his goatee, but really young man I can't think of a favorite place. right now I really don't think there is any. check out my


Marine Life I think you might like it.

narasnook said...

So true about cities. They look so harmless and pretty lit up at night.