Monday, 14 July 2014
The Disenchanted Forest - Friday Flash
A faerie ring of discarded cigarette ends.
A henge of jagged bottles sawn off by practise bullets. Witches’ thimbles picked out in empty shell casings.
Wreaths woven not from acorns and oak leaves, but from silver foil and torn up aluminium can crack pipes.
A cromlech constructed from three abandoned shopping trollies.
Corn dollies festooned the bare ground, fabricated from condoms and tampons.
Hag stones cultivated from car tyres, corn circles of six-pack beer plastic.
A spineless scarecrow featurelessly fashioned from a mound of clothes and rags.
A small maypole erected from a medical crutch planted in the soil while strips of bandages billowed from it.
Devil’s footprints forged from pillboxes, twisted glue tubes and lighter fluid tins.
Where rubbish had been burned, scorched into the grass was a black chalk outline of a prone man shorn of a wicker husk.
The giant ash tree stretching to the heavens had played host as gallows, suspending the lowliest man on earth from its branches.