Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Retro Writes (Tuesday) #2

The Rules:

Welcome to my new writing challenge!

Every Tuesday I will post some lovely retro-era eye candy as inspiration (think 50's-80's decades).  I will be posting photographs and advertisement ephemera that, perhaps, is quite different from modern day photography in hopes that it may inspire us to come up with parallels and concepts we might not otherwise make with modern art/photography.

Simply write a piece of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, or even create your own art-work.  Anything goes so long as you create/write something original!

Leave a link to your post so I (along with others) can visit and comment.  Please also link back to this page in your original post so others can find it.  

Most of all, have fun creating!

And now, for the prompt.

Retro Writes (Tuesday) #2

Look at the advertisement photo for a few moments and allow yourself to be inspired.

Here is my contribution:

Southbound Lanes

She was wild in a 
subconscious kind of way,
unintentional to the scattered
wreckage of broken hearts,
unresponsive to the reaching
limbs of a sad man
whose will she could not bend.
She was a mad thing
in bell-bottoms and blue hair,
a hellion for the feminists.
She sailed through 
college courses and swam
hallucinatory oceans surged
of cheap gas-station wine;
an under-stimulated and
misunderstood flower child
of the early 80's.
Disenchanted by the
monogamy of life,
she underlined a passage
by Ray Bradbury and
traded her best boots
for a ticket traveling South.

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