Greenacres

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Where to begin. Should I talk about Greenacres and it’s sixty-nine residents, or should I start with the staff who manage those residents. I doubt any of them see what I do. It is early on Sunday morning, the valley covered in trees has just been touched by the light of a new day. A pair of grey squirrels are cavorting on the handkerchief sized area of grass that holds back the forest from overwhelming Greenacres. There are sparse pickings for the squirrels today, but for us who know how the access the world of dreams the pickings are rich.

Should I start with Marilyn, a former beauty queen and playboy girl, or perhaps I might start with Rodger the handyman. Who today is sleeping in his workshop after downing a bottle of whiskey. His wife Émily having thrown him out, after his impetuous decision to sleep with Kathrine whose bountiful body reflects her interest in cooking hearty meals for the residents of Greenacres

The intriguing dreams emanating from the staff and residents of Greenacres would take Sigmund Freud a life time to decipher and amuse him greatly, for the girls on the motorcycles are naked.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Iain Kelly

    Sounds like this could be the start of a series of character stories Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am rather afraid that it may be so. If so I will have to see where it takes me, hopefully it will be towards comedy rather than tragedy. Thank you Iain

  2. Abhijit Ray

    I think you should start with Marilyn. She is most interesting.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Marilyn will certainly figure in my writing, I was pleased to see your comment.

  3. ceayr

    I liked how you built this, but was left slightly bemused at the end.
    Does everyone have the same dream?

    1. Michael Humphris

      I certainly hope not, as it would make the ‘longer story’ quite boring. Sorry about the confusion, which I do understand. In reality I needed a few more words to tidy up the end of this piece of flash.

  4. Keith's Ramblings

    A lot of cavorting going on here and not just among the squirrels!

    Click to read my tale

    1. Michael Humphris

      So true. I will be attempting more dreams from Greenacres

  5. athling2001

    Interesting beginning to what might be much more. I am sorry to say, however, due to my age, I can’t read Green Acres without thinking about the old TV show!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It looks as if it was a fun show. Greenacres is perhaps not the best title for what I plan to write, time will tell.

  6. neeltheauthor- author of WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE CURVE BALLS

    Interesting character build up. Now, you can take them apart one by one. Yes, will make for a great character series; the setting is picture perfect. SUPERB WRITING.

    1. Michael Humphris

      You have read my mind, I do have a longer term intention to do just as you say. Thank you for your kind words.

  7. Sarah Ann

    Love the descriptions here – squirrels cavorting on the handkerchief grass – and the snippet of the lifts and dreams of the residents.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am pleased pleased you enjoyed this flash, as I am hope to find and develop more stories about Greenacres.

  8. anuragbakhshi

    Seems to be a really interesting place Michael. Definitely can be built up more.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am grateful for your feedback, as I do hope to develop my stories about Greenacres more

  9. Dahlia

    Some lovely descriptions and interesting characters there Michael!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, Greenacres has been jogging about in my thoughts for sometime. I hope that I can now deliver the residents stories.

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