Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

Posts tagged “Sky

The Kancamagus Highway

Posted on November 10, 2018

There’s a somewhat alarming sign that greets you as you approach the western end of the Kancamagus (pronounced “Kan-kuh-MOG-us” if you were wondering) Highway in Lincoln, New Hampshire. It reads “No gas for the next 32 miles”. As you pass the sign, you drive along a narrow stretch of road that winds itself through the White Mountains and through some extremely beautiful scenery. It’s a real treat in the fall, when the foliage is popping – but it can be a wonderful experience in the summer as well. Driving the Kancamagus¬† in the fall is like rolling through a kaleidoscope of autumnal color. You lose yourself momentarily as hills give way to stoic mountains covered with shocks of reds, yellows, browns, and even the…

The Barn

Posted on October 18, 2018

I remember the time when we lived in the big barn in the woods. We slept up in the hayloft with a small black and white television that constantly played old Abbot and Costello movies. We all went to the bathroom in a giant bucket when we needed to, and I remember the cold morning I urinated on a drowned lunar moth – its wings spread across the liquid human waste in a sad parody of flight. I felt sorry for it, even though I was simultaneously scared of its size. Many of my mornings there were spent in a dirty van that smelled of carved wood, of burned wood, of cigarettes and cigars and cheap beer. The metal floor was covered in sawdust.…

Study Of Clouds

Posted on June 13, 2016

Hey, all. I was home the other night and some clouds in the sky inspired me to write a tiny piece of fiction, which I originally posted only to Facebook – but figured since I’ve been trying to post more flash fiction via writing exercises on this blog, then why not here as well? It’s nothing too crazy, just a really short writing piece. Maybe it’ll lead to something bigger. Enjoy – and let me know what you think in the comments. PS – the painting I mention in the fiction is the one I used for the default photo of this blog post – ‘Study Of Clouds’ by John Constable. ————————————————————————– There’s a fog drifting over the city like battle smoke, but the…