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March 14th, 2015


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06:37 pm - Red Coat
Aching and sneezing, I bring a drabble for the day.

On the Street Style Aesthetic blog, which is photographer Wayne Tippett's collection of his street-style pictures (as the name implies), he posted this amazing photograph of Italian designer and style icon Eleanora Carisi. I was struck by the contrast of the winter park and the very urban woman. I was struck by the red.

And so, "Red Coat", inspired by that contrast and that image:

Her spiked heels pierced the dead leaves underfoot as she prowled. The sharp rustles and soft growls filled the quiet wood.

They knew she was coming, and they ran. She moved faster.

Red was her coat and hood, red the sleek dress-skin underneath. From one clawed hand dangled a bonnet not her own. No one knew which previous victim had lost it along with her life.

She wasn’t a creature of many words. If she caught you, they whispered, you wouldn’t have time to plead. She was too fast.

She wore a red riding coat, and she was the Wolf.

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From:davesmusictank
Date:March 14th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
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I enjoyed that. Get well soon too!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 15th, 2015 10:49 am (UTC)
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Thank you, and thank you again! Happy Sunday to you.
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From:anne_d
Date:March 14th, 2015 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Chilling!

And I say that on a 93° afternoon.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 15th, 2015 10:49 am (UTC)
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Thanks for finding it chilling, and oh dear for it being 93! Too soon, too soon.
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From:mamculuna
Date:March 14th, 2015 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Creepy! Suits that picture, for sure. Love the image of the clawed hand and the bonnet.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 15th, 2015 10:50 am (UTC)
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Thank you thank you! :) And happy Sunday, too, without red-clad wolves.
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From:freixenet
Date:March 15th, 2015 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, nice. An interesting way to wake up on Sunday. Hugs, L, and thanks for the imagery!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 15th, 2015 01:52 pm (UTC)
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I've been thinking a lot since Friday, F, and I really think we need to embrace the Wolf. (How to do that, I'm still trying to figure out.)

[hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:March 15th, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Loved it.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 15th, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, mate! And happy Sunday!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:March 15th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Excellent! I love the twist on the classic...

(feel better soon....)
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From:laurawise
Date:March 15th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, ALH, thanks twice! Happy start of a new week to you, too.
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From:stateless82
Date:March 15th, 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh! That's awesome!!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 15th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, S. :)

Hugs!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 16th, 2015 11:50 pm (UTC)
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I will feel better in April, once the pollen goes away. ;)

Cheers and thanks for reading, L, and happy week!
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From:roguedemon
Date:March 18th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
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Lovely. And that is one kick-ass coat.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 18th, 2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, my friend! And yes, that is a Coat of coolness indeed. :)

Hugs!
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From:heron_pose
Date:March 18th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC)
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you are beyond awesome.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 18th, 2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, H_P -- and coming from you, who is v.v. awesome, it means a lot.

All the hugs!

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