Monday, May 12, 2014

Yeah Write Garblebuster: Location, Location, Location


Nat’s first “grownup” place was a fourth floor walkup studio.

The radiators knocked, lead paint peeled off windowsills,

A whiff of bug bomb permeated the hallways,

To her, it was “home”.

She’d grow accustom to the scattering when the lights turned on.

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This is a 42-word response to the Yeah Write Garblebuster challenge question:

Is something crawling on me?


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uh, no. It's time to leave lol great post

Anonymous said...

I think that's my old apartment!

Unknown said...

This was a very visual story. Ew to scattering when the lights come on!

Gina said...

But it is great rent in the hippest neighborhood!!!

Gina said...

One of mine, too. Just have to love city living!

Gina said...

Eww is right!

Anonymous said...

I feel like there's something crawling on me now, Eww : )

Anonymous said...

Gross, gross, gross.
Have you seen the movie "Joe's Apartment?" This reminded me of that.

psychochef said...

Your imagery is spot on. You drew me in, and now I want to hear more of this story. Karen

Unknown said...

I've missed your blog! Love this little description, it takes me back to kitchens in NYC, ha!
xo Mary Jo

Unknown said...

Oh, jeez, that's something I'd never be able to grow accustomed to. Though when I was living in Russia, I did get used to the roaches living inside the ovens and ranges in the dorm kitchen. *shudder*

Ann Bennett said...

Roach motels work better than you would think. It's amazing what we can tolerate or get used to. Good write.

kymm said...

You get accustomed to the scattering, it's kinda comforting. Like a dog wagging its tail : )
Haha. Great take, Gina!

Susan Shuman said...

Good one! What a creative take on the prompt~

Kir said...

such a great take on the prompt, written with wonderful imagery.
Gina, I loved this (and was about 21ish again!)

:)

Anonymous said...

Shudder! I have lived in India with some crawling species on a regular basis. This reminded me of that... great take on the prompt, very real.

Robbie K said...

Lovely writing and icky bugs!!

Anonymous said...

UGH UGH UGH!

Atreyee said...

Ah,roaches I guess?We face them every night and I know most women are terrified of them:-)Good one Gina :-)

TMWHickman said...

Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it! Well done, Gina

Marcy Appl said...

I just moved into a house that a hoarder lived in for 30 years. Had the exterminator out the first day. Went through two weeks of finding dead roaches on the floor every morning. Talk about disgusting!!! Had him out again. I think they've moved on now. I still haven't unpacked the kitchen. Gross, gross, gross.

Gina said...

Oh boy! That would be disgusting! Good luck evicting them. I think you can knock them out though. I am moving shortly, and we've very much felt like Hoarders, minor Hoarders, but still Hoarders. It feels great to get rid of, donate, and sell all the "stuff". Trying to move towards a more minimalist environment going forward. Thanks for visiting, Marcy.