Shame boy.

My first attempt at Flash fiction. Thanks to Louise @  PRICELESS JOY


No one  knows just how much I see. I’m just the scare crow to keep the birds away and for the children to mock me. I am made of sticks. Where do sticks come from?


Once upon a time I was a living breathing being. I helped sustain life and I even got hugs for it. People would marvel at my glorious lush head piece of green foliage. I was tall and grand and people sat by me, happy to take some shade.

Now ,I am just a bunch of twigs. Look at how they dress me. I am so ashamed. I can’t bear to look anyone in the eye. This is why as each day passes I die just that little bit more. Rigid – if only I could reach high enough to be a part of heavens deities again.



37 thoughts on “Shame boy.”

    1. Thank you Sajuza . I usually do rounds and getting to know lovely people like yourself at the end of the week. So I can give your Blogs 100% of my attention. xxx please be patient with me xx


  1. What an interesting look inside the scarecrow’s head and feel his shame at being reduced to a bunch of twigs from a once tall, majestic tree. A great theme with an environmental message. 🙂

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  2. Nice story, I am glad the twigs from that once sturdy shade tree was put to use instead of decaying in the ground. Now stands a protector of crops, the overseer of the field. Alive again !!!!! Thanks again for sharing your story

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    1. LOL That came out wrong. I meant I can go and on and trying to keep to the 150-175 word count is the big challenge for me. Oh and the whole beginning , middle and end bit too ha ha!


    1. Yes, there will be more for us to write about. Thanks for the compliment, also. I’ll look forward to the next photo prompt, and hope you do, too! 🙂

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    1. Yeah it is… I’m studying my MA in creative writing in October and I’ve been meaning to do Flash fiction for a while but I didn’t think I would or could do it. I love the picture prompt. It’s really to get the creativity juices flowing. I’m so stoked to join you all too xx


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