Lost in Madison Woods

I stumble.  I fall.  Gnats and flies and mosquitoes buzz around my head.  My arms and legs resemble a pepperoni pizza.   I would give anything for a pepperoni pizza at this point.

Or just a glass of water.  I squint toward the distant light but my eyes are almost swollen shut.

Got to be near the end.  Almost there.  Just a little further.  Someone would be looking for me, right?  Did I tell anyone where I was going?

One step at a time.

There in front of me is the chrysalis… the same one I saw three days ago.



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photo credit to Madison Woods



My entry for Friday Fictioneers.  One hundred words.   A photo prompt.

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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17 Responses to Lost in Madison Woods

  1. Oh, man! Going in circles. And the title is “picture” perfect.


  2. Ruth, I loved the title. That would be a sickening feeling if you found you’d been going around in circles. I heard that’s happened to a lot of people. We should probably carry a compass if we go into the woods. I, of course, don’t intend to go into the woods. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  3. margirene says:

    A clever idea well told. I enjoyed it. Marg


  4. Me, too. We have to live to tell the story!


  5. Oh dear. That’s really lost. Beautifully described.


  6. LB says:

    Chilling … made me say “oh gosh” out loud, to an empty room


  7. Dear Ruth,

    Your story was worth reading for the title alone. good one.




  8. Aaaah, bone-chilling!! Good interpretation, Ruth!


  9. Nan Falkner says:

    Wow – going around in circles – scary! Good story. Thanks, Nan 🙂


  10. hafong says:

    I like the title. Very clever and nicely written. I just came home from the woods. Didn’t get lost, though. Whew! 🙂



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