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August 17, 2012

FlashFiveFriday: Graveyard

The Indie Exchange has started a new weekly meme called Flash Five Friday. You are given 5 minutes to write a blog post on the theme for that week. You can then link your post to the meme on The Indie Exchange website, while there visit 5 other blogs to see what others had to say. This should be quick and painless...so here goes.

Graveyard

When I was little (under the age of 8), we lived in Indiana. My whole extended family is there and we did a lot of holiday gatherings. Around Halloween, we would have a big bonfire at my great-grandparent's farm. After roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, we would have a hayride for all the kids. There were probably 10 - 15 of us and we would ride out to a graveyard. Every year I was too scared to get off the truck and venture into the graveyard. Well, one year I finally plucked up the courage and decided I would go. I remember one of my cousins being just as scared as me but we promised each other we would go. I remember having to climb a hill (it may have just been the embankment from the road). Anyways, as we were heading up something comes barreling down the hill at us. Of course, my cousin and I go screaming back to the truck convinced a monster or something was after us.

Later, I discovered that actually someone fell (might have been pushed) and they were rolling down the hill.


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3 comments:

  1. Wouldn't it be cool if we all could tap into the imagination of an eight year old? Your recollection of the graveyard on All Hallows Eve must have been pretty vivid!

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    1. I'm not sure if I ever even saw the graveyard. I was so traumatized by the "thing" hurling towards us.

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  2. Thanks so much for taking part in #FlashFiveFriday - it's fun reading everyone's posts! I can imagine that would have been frightening. My Dad used to visit a man who was converting an abandoned church - the graveyard was both peaceful and eerie at the same time, even without a hurtling body!

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