things that startle

July 9, 2011
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a list of things that startle:

an unexpected tap on the shoulder
turning to find someone standing right behind you
the sudden realization that you’re driving down a One Way street
…the wrong way
the shocking revelation that a family member is dead.
taking an afternoon nap and waking up
in darkness to realize it’s 7 pm
the first snowflakes in autumn
a phone ringing at 3 in the morning
dads in Speedos
a baby crying in a concert
being deserted by someone you thought a friend
a kind deed from someone you thought an enemy
the cold “plop” of a raindrop on your forehead
and an unexpected tap on the shoulder

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iW0ntRunThisTime said...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Well done. This reminds me of those pages on facebook "The awkward moment when...". You reminded me of things that I can relate to and know so well. The nap thing? I know exactly how that feels hahaha. Well thought out! Please check out my haiku :)
DramaDutchess said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Good job! All of your descriptions of things that startle are so realistic, I can picture them in my head.
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