Theme response: “They grouped under the lamp post, alone.”

Somewhat unbelievably, another month has passed and it’s time to post up people’s responses. (Honestly, I don’t know where this month has gone…) We’ve had some great responses this month.

~ Soph

Pseudo Rhys got in early with his response, discovering he’s much more likely to hit ‘delete’ than he is to use an eraser on paper. You can see it here.

Mr Sketchy also went with a fairly literal interpretation of the theme, and played Photoshop. You can see his response here.

Jo (who runs Sparkapolooza, a side project similar to the Monday Project) has joined in this month with a lovely illustration. You can see her response here.

I’ve managed to get my act together and get my response typed up in time this month. You can read it here.

We’ve also had an anonymous submission — a piece of flash fiction. The contributor said they hoped I didn’t mind that they used my name for the main character in the piece. Not at all, of course! Here’s their piece:

“Where is he?” Sophie thought to herself as she scanned the ever-growing crowd.  “Dang him!  He said he would be here 15 minutes ago!  Sometimes I wonder which one of us is really the oldest.”  She wasn’t surprised that her brother was late.  He was always late.  Nor was she angry for that matter as she had long grown accustomed to his unreliability.  More than anything she was frightened.  Something so trivial had never bothered her in the past. That was before last week.  That was before the unthinkable happened. That was before her mother died.

Death was nothing new to her.  Her childhood was full of short-lived pets from fish to hamsters to her longest pet, a chubby yellow tabby named Butterball.  Both of her grandmothers had died when she was in her teens.  Her Grampy died a few years ago.  What was new was witnessing her mother in pain.  As she looked back through all her memories, she could not recall her mother ever suffering.  There were bumps and minor scrapes, but nothing that ever brought tears.  She had been invincible.

~

If you’re still working on something that you’d like to submit, we do take late submissions, so feel free to send it through on an email (themondayproject85@gmail.com). Otherwise, enjoy working on the new theme this month. It’s due Monday 4 July.

~ Sophie, Kate & Mr Sketchy

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