Bad moon rising

I’m late to the pizza party hosted by Rochelle who welcomes all Friday Fictioneers. This week’s gathering is prompted by Dale‘s delicious photo.

A bad moon rising
That song wafts through my mind over  Katy’s teething.
The clammy heat of a ripe New York summer does not help.
She fusses, drools, sucks and gnaws her fist.
Her hair is matted, prickly heat is lurking.
trouble on the way.
“We’re going out.”
Ben nods, lost in his black and white basketball game.
don’t come around tonight.

In the shop’s window, Luigi prepares pizza dough.
He throws the small circle in the air, stretching it on the spin.
“Look, Katy!”
She stills, then giggles, pain forgotten as he repeats the gestures.
A raindrop plops.
we’re in for nasty weather.
I wonder who is playing now in Woodstock.

About emmylgant

Cloud watcher and dreamer sometimes wise, often foolish, but I am what I am.
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20 Responses to Bad moon rising

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Great atmospherics


  2. ceayr says:

    Quirky and clever, Em, takes me back to a gentler time.
    Hope you got your things together…

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  3. Dear Emmy,

    I’m delighted that you joined the party this week. Love the nostalgia. Of course I’ll have that song running through my head all day. 😉 Well done.



    PS By now, Katy could be a grandma. 😉

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  4. Mike says:

    Clever take on the prompt. Well done.


  5. Nice take on the prompt!


  6. Fun! I love the captured images, which bounce from one to the next. Cadence is right on. You have such good rhythm!

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  7. PapaBear says:

    Didn’t know that you liked CCR, Emm. A late Happy Easter ! Better yet, Happy Dyngus Day. All the Polish here are celebrating tonight with kielbasa and kraut…., and a few other delicacies. 🙂


  8. Dale says:

    This was great, Emmy! Loved it


  9. athling2001 says:

    Well written. I read it twice and still don’t know why trouble is brewing, but I liked it that way. Made the story more mysterious; much stronger than if you had just pointed out what kind of trouble was coming.

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