Flash Friday Fiction






Pecos Bill Rides Again

Pecos Bill was long gone. 
The wind blew him outta here,
 leaving only a ramshackle hovel
as monument to his legend. 

The wind’s a mournful wail,
the cry of his bride’s longing. 
The Lone Star shines bright in the sky,
marking the land he knew best – Texas. 

Shadows draw long across the sagebrush,
sun lights up his home at day’s end,
waiting for his tales to grow tall in the saddle
once again.

The photo prompt is courtesy of Madison Woods. Her story can be found here, along with links to all the other Flash Friday Fictioneers.

© Erin Leary

42 thoughts on “Flash Friday Fiction

  1. I read your 100 word challenge entry. It was great. I love this challenge, it has given me to expand my readership and to expand my knowledge of the work of fellow bloggers. i will follow your site and hope you will follow mine as well. bebeesworld

  2. This poem gets better with each stanza — very well done! Love the wind as a mournful wail and the shadows drawn long on the sagebrush (great sound in that line as well). Excellent!

  3. I think Jess is refering to “Pancho & Lefty” written by Townes VanSant. Your poem is very lyrical and fits beautifully with the prompt. A job well done.

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