Friday, March 8, 2013

Doin' The Limbo

photo by Jennifer Pendergast
Of all the possibilities he’d imagined the afterlife to be, this certainly fit none of them. There was brilliant light above him and foreboding darkness below as he supposed made sense. What confused him most were the endless, pulsing refrains of Caribbean music suffusing all. 

Trudging up the stairs, he felt no fatigue, and yet, seemed to be making no progress whatsoever. With absolutely no means of gauging time, he continued the ascent all the while plagued by the thrumming island rhythms.

Perhaps he mused, in the fullness of time, he would reach what he prayed awaited him above.


This story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction prompt based on a photo by Jennifer Pendergast.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting Caribbean music? Sounds like you will be parting in heaven or maybe the music is to help you to keep climbing. Nice imagination.

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  2. Oh good. I was always sort of scared that it would actually be never-ending polka music, in the great beyond...

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  3. as long as the music doesn't end before the stairs do...
    Moondustwriter

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  4. I initially read the line as "Pirates of the Caribbean", lending this a slightly different feel! I like this, though, a nice use of the title. One point: Caribbean > Carribean ?

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  5. Oops! good catch. I will have to fix that one.

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  6. Wow, that isn't what I imagine, either! Let me know how it all turns out, would you? :-)

    janet

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  7. At the top will be Mr. Marley and all will be set to rights. Nice riff on the prompt.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  8. Limbo lower now...how low can you go? Why do I suddenly feel like roller skating?
    Different going to the light after death story.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

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  9. haha, Caribbean music a whole new twist on purgatory!

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