About Red Tales

Here's an evolving electronic collection of short prose pieces, with a poem contributed occasionally. Brevity guides. Although sometimes a piece will run to 900 words, most pieces are much shorter. Here one may find erotica, flash fiction, brief observations, and modest improvisations. Another rule is that each piece must have something to do with"red"; at least the word has to appear in each piece functionally. . . . All pieces are numbered and titled, so there's a de facto table of contents running down the rail below, under "Labels" (scroll down a bit). Browse for titles that look interesting, if you like. Thank you for stopping by. Look for some red today, tonight.

"Flaming June," by Frederick Lord Leighton

"Flaming June," by Frederick Lord Leighton

Sunday, May 24, 2009

69. Placed

Placed and placid lay the stone at the center of the town.

Down poured sunlight, heating the stone, which had existed long before concepts like sunlight, down, poured, and stone existed.

Walking by, a woman in red shoes stopped before the stone, touched it; it was warm.

Feeling effects of sunlit stone, she felt placed and placid now. She understood belonging, was of that town and of that stone.

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