…….Lord of the Flies William Golding
I opened my eyes and felt restless, needed to go exploring. The wind was blowing from the southwest but was high, which made it a little tricky to land the boat on some of my favourite islands. I decided that I wanted to explore a favourite childhood haunt, Grassy Island and my husband headed the boat in that direction.
“He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling.” William Golding
“Fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream. There aren’t any beasts to be afraid of on this island….Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!” Lord of the Flies William Golding
Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” William Golding
“There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.” William Golding
Should we leave? Should we stay? Grassy Island has changed. What has happened here?
We found dead birds and this gaunt, skeletal one who couldn’t fly.
My day of trekking fired my imagination……..but truly the island does have an eerie feeling. We used to have picnics here and pick blackberries but now it has a ghostly ambiance.
In the winter, we would sometimes skate out here. That’s a long way for a little girl to skate, even if my pesky older brother was with me.
There is still beauty here but something feels wrong.
Live you life with a sense of adventure…see the world through new eyes.:):)
4 thoughts on ““Maybe there is a beast……maybe it’s only us.””
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A ghostly tale for Halloween…..has our beloved Grassy Island been inhabited by evil spirits?
Sounds like the perils of human destruction of nature as the main culprit.
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Carol, another great post. The photos of the shell or skeletal fragment was an appropriate image to curdle our blood. What was it? Are those eye sockets I see?
Just crab shells…but they gave me an errie feeling, and my mind went ‘a wandering.’ Thanks for making time to comment.