Thursday, November 12, 2009

55 Flash Fiction Friday - Direction - 11/12/09

This week's offering to the 55 Flash Fiction Friday Gods was prompted by Lena's suggestion of Direction. For some, drugs increase creativity. Copious amounts of narcotics for me, not so much. I will do better next week as there are no refills allowed.

The path forked. One track was deeply rutted and well traveled. The other was relatively unused, with weeds growing unchallenged. His nature was to follow the more popular trail. This time he elected to go in the direction less frequented. He had hiked a few hundred yards when he was eaten by a forest creature.

HEY, I AM NOT ROBERT FREAKING FROST.

16 comments:

Lena said...

I couldn't help but smile. I like the fact that it has a twist. lol. I'm glad your not Robert Frost, sometimes he's boring.

myrtle beached whale said...

Are you kidding?

But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Brian Miller said...

haha. the road less traveled (perhaps by humans) just got a whole lot more crowded! loved your 55 and walking a whole lot more cautiously.

mine is up!

smarmoofus said...

hahhahaha! I was wondering if you were just retelling the old tale. That's FUNNY!

I'm up!
-smarmoofus

myrtle beached whale said...

I hope I have not become one to state the obvious.

Bubbie said...

Listen I CAN TOTALLY RELATE! I liked it. And if I took the path less travelled, I too, would be eaten by a forest creature. No question about it!

Dr.John said...

A great 55 but a horrible story. I like Robert Frost.
I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

HERE.
.
But it’s a groaner.

myrtle beached whale said...

I guess this is Robert Frost meets Stephen King.

G-Man said...

It's perfectly acceptable to rewrite anything you choose!
Great 55 Bobby er Rick!
Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Shyam said...

Heheh... Robert Frost with teeth. I like it!

Fandango said...

WE are glad you said forest creature and not dragon or we would have had a confabulation among the dragons. After which we would look in our old
rimestock and found a curse that would purdify you.

Lena said...

Yes, I was kidding about Robert Frost being boring... I am however a Whitman girl myself.

myrtle beached whale said...

The only Whitman I really remember is: "O Captain! my Captain!" He tended to be a bit heavy for my little brain.

Anonymous said...

haha, this reminds me of Alanis Morisette's Ironic. So glad this didn't happen to Carson and I on the hike from hell. lol Love Ya Carly

Anonymous said...

And hey! The only Whitman you know was on Dead Poet's Society? lol love ya! Carly

Blondie said...

What a gem! My ex used some lines from the Robert Frost version as in his "email signature" shortly after we were divorced. I thought to myself, "well, if taking the Road Less Traveled means going to CrazyTown, perhaps that is WHY the Road is Less Traveled, dumbarse!"

So, I particularly enjoyed your take on this oft-quoted classic!