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Updated on March 12, 2012
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One Of Us ~ A 100-word essay

I have you entwined in my vines. I told you not to invade my space. We are all natural in these woods. Your metal body does not belong here. It's taken some time, but I have draped myself all over you. I will take you down. Your kind will not ever find you. We shall mask your rustiness with green. They were warned, but did not listen. Now, you will pay the ultimate price for their resistance. Soon. Twenty years or so. One of us, you will become. Disappearing in the mist. Scream no more. One of us. You have become.

©LMY 3.12.2012


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Private Property ~ A 100-word essay

The sign warns of private property. I can just make out the words. I'm not here to hunt or trap. I trespass nonetheless. I step lightly to inspect the decay. The wind has wrinkled the paper. The rain has dulled the words. I can barely make out 'private', but those who spy it should know. I don't belong here, in these woods. Sign or no sign. My gun isn't loaded. It is no gun at all. Strapped to my right arm? What I always shoot with. Not loaded with bullets. I stand back. I aim. My weapon? A digital camera.

©LMY 3.12.2012


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Knock. Knock. No One There ~ A 100-word essay

No children running in and out. No laughter from within. Silence screams through glass-less windows. Floorboards warp in the sun. No paint on the walls. All brown now. A family had once chosen the colors, but that was long ago. They hosted relatives at Christmas. Had a birthday party for young Sally. A baby was born in one of those rooms. Perhaps. No one around to tell the story of the rotting house near the road. Empty for years. Ignored by all. Maybe a ghost or two floating around. Wondering why no one visits. I step up lightly and knock.

©LMY 3.12.2012


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      Xenonlit 5 years ago

      This is beautiful and powerful. I appreciate the excellent photography and the short, but strong messages. Awesome!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Xenonlit, thank you so much! I appreciate your visit to my page!

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      Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

      This hub is very powerful. It is a stirring piece with unique and wonderful words. Great work.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Phoebe, thank you for the comment!

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      Joshua Pine 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Nature always wins in the end. Exciting hub

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      HowToLoveOne, so true. Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      andhikasintink, thank you!

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      Tom Koecke 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      Three beautiful pictures and essays to prove the point: nature always wins!

      Simply wonderful and wonderfully simple, EF!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Tom, thanks!

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