d’Verse Prosery- Work Ethic

Here is the line:
“I am bombarded yet I stand.”
From Adrienne Rich, “Planetarium”

Here’s how to take part in the Prosery Prompt:

– Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose of up to or exactly 144 words, including the given line.
– Post your Prosery piece on your blog and make certain to link back to this post.
– Place the link to your actual post (not your blog or web site) in the Mister Linky site.
– Don’t forget to check the little box to accept use/privacy policy
– Please visit other blogs and comment on their posts!

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Fenton Fallworthy had spent spring and summer vigilantly guarding the garden.
He stood there 24/7 to ward off varmints and did an excellent job. With the help of the breezes, his lanky arms and legs moved quite realistically frightening rabbits and crows.
The pride he took in his role shown on his face.
The harvest was now over and the tools had been oiled and stored, yet Fenton, curiously had not been retired to his spot in the shed. How had he been forgotten?
It was now mid-November and bitter winds began to blow.
SNOW! A snowstorm suddenly surrounded him.
Fenton felt his arms and legs stiffen. In his twelve years of faithful service, this had never happened. All he could do was apply himself as he always had.
An indomitable voice blew across the blanketed yard, ” I am bombarded yet I stand!”.

(144 words)


https://dversepoets.com/2021/11/08/prosery-bombarded/

12 thoughts on “d’Verse Prosery- Work Ethic

  1. Ingrid 11/10/2021 / 1:07 am

    Poor Fenton! It sounds as though he will make it through…

  2. merrildsmith 11/10/2021 / 6:22 am

    Fenton sounds like an amazing scarecrow. I am rooting for him to succeed with. . .well, whatever comes next.

  3. Bill 11/11/2021 / 2:57 am

    Such a charming story. Well told.

  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) 11/15/2021 / 1:58 pm

    Oh poor scarecrow… I hope he make it, but I feat ir will the spring that will kill him when the frost leaves and rot set in.

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