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MONUMENTAL

Ernest Hemingway Bust, Николай Максимович, Google Maps


Monumental

© Kelvin M. Knight, 2019

I had this dream once. I saw a sky bluer than anything I could imagine. This blueness was sublime, as if my eyes had been painted with a new palette. To meet such an artist filled me with desire, I think.

I know the sun shone brightly in this new sky. I stared at this sun for ages without burning my eyes. This sun that was directly above me as if I were laying down, yet I knew I was upright. I couldn’t feel my body though, only my head… my shoulders, which now seemed widened by experience. Such sensations as these never occurred in dreams.

Refocussing on this amazing blueness, I watched it expand the world around me. Near and far I experienced the intensity of this new colour, this new life. To remember more I began writing like never before. I would love to know if I finished.

(150 words)


View from Ernest Hemingway’s Statue, Matthias Hering, Google Maps:

Ernest Hemmingway Statue - Matthias Hering, Google Maps.png


View of Ernest Hemingway’s Statue from afar, Roberto Cabezas, Google Maps:

Ernest Hemmingway Area - Roberto Cabezas, Google Maps.png


The above “Talking Statue” story was written in response to the What Pegman Saw prompt, which this week took us to:

Cardenas, Cuba

You are warmly invited to the Inlinkz link party to read other globetrotting contributors’  stories inspired by this week’s prompt.

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Author:

First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

28 thoughts on “MONUMENTAL

  1. love your originality as usual and great way to accentuate the blue sky. There is much to like here – but one of the smaller takeaways is my fav – and that is seeing a “sky bluer than anything I could imagine”
    sometimes skies are just so spectacular and you gave us that awe as you connected the other pieces here

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      1. thanks a lot K to the Two –
        and I was just taking a normally scheduled break = I take them before I need them –
        also – I enjoyed your book and will leave feedback on amazon soon – have just been super busy – but liked it a lot

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      2. well I do keep the planned schedule loose – for example – I originally wanted to break in the month off March this year – but felt God leading me to keep posting – and then that led to launching the book (lady by the river) in April – and that month was truly a high point in my blogging days – crazy in a way – because it unfolded from the momentum I already had going – and there was no way coming back from a blog pause would have had that same energy – if that makes sense.
        and just goes to show that we plan but let God direct and lead – which sometimes is not so clear cut but other times is crystal clear!
        – and maybe I will try and add my review into a b log post – but just a little side note – I hate hate hate reviewing books of people I know and like – I feel too biased and it is just a growth area for me. But it helps that I liked the book and also – the flash fiction has a place in our current culture where people have short attention spans and even the so called “readers” sometimes don’t; have time for lengthy works. So that was a takeaway – what you were able to do in your succinct entries – ahhhh
        anyhow – wishing you a great day amigo

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    1. Your comment is remarkable, Penny. A keen observer of style now, I see. One lecturer on my MA in creative Writing defined an author’s style as a combination of their voice and the voice of their storyteller’s character. I am glad you recognise my literary voice and enjoyed the tone I gave Ernest Hemmingway’s voice.

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  2. Cool stuff. I read A Moveable Feast when I was twenty and it was a profound influence. I have since read most of what he wrote, so the glow has faded from much of his work (and all of his personality), but when the man was good he was really good. My favorite Hemingway stories are usually the ones that cleave closely to his life: A Canary for One, A Way You’ll Never Be, The End of Something, The Short Happy Life.

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