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Vexations Seasons : Summer
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Vexations Seasons : Summer Reply with quote

“You’re such a dear,” the old woman says. “But that’s quite alright. I can make do with what I have.” She pats the leathery satchel at her side and adjusts her bonnet against the sun.

Summer has hit Phoenix with savagery. The dried and bleached blades of shriveled grass poke up about your feet, and hers, as you sit together on an iron bench warmed from the attentions of the sun. The skies are blue within blue and without pause from horizon to horizon. You’ve been squinting against the dazzling light.

“My name is Vex,” you say, hesitant, uncertain if she’ll think it’s strange you’re curious. “What’s yours?”

“Gladis, dear,” she says. “It was my aunt’s name, she died before the first war, you should know. Lovely girl, too.”

A hot wind blows, carrying with it the scent of sage and dust. A desiccated tumbleweed rambles forlornly past as you ponder her strange visage. Wizened and cronelike she waits, hands neatly set in her lap, as the baking sun lowers to the horizon.

“Have you been coming here long?” you ask, curious; it’s not like there’s anything to see in the broken distance of the urban sprawl.

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Summer of Mill Avenue Vexations Seasons © Kyt Dotson 2007, illustration © Sanjana Baijnath 2007. This is part of a series of images and flash fiction stories connected to the seasons of Tempe. Clicking on the image will give you a high resolution print format.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: for my friends from africa Reply with quote

hello, i'm lizzy!
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