Eye On The Driveway, Looking At The Stars

by Harriet Gregory

On the driveway, he said “It’s funny to kiss you.” She looked at him and a tear left her eye, and took with it its blue colour. The blue ran down her face, thick syrup goo that dripped into a blob on the pavement. Then, with nothing left to keep it there, her eyeball popped out. Stark white and hollow like a ping-pong ball it bounced down the driveway and onto the road. He watched on in amazement, waiting for her to respond, to say something, to be horrified. But instead, in the silence of his astonishment there came a rustling from the hollow of her eye. Out pushed a bird; perched on the bridge of her nose it shook dry its wet feathers and flew away.

From her.

From him.


Harriet Gregory dabbles as a writer/performer and is currently studying Theatre Production. She loves bad jokes, good posture and is aggressively optimistic.

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  1. #1 by sonia on May 6, 2011 - 1:16 am

    Okay, that was a little odd. How could that just happen?

  2. #2 by Leigh on May 6, 2011 - 1:56 am

    This is amazing, i love the imagery, so short, so beautifully abstract.
    well done Harriet Gregory. Who ever you are, wherever you are, keep up the amazing work.

    @Sonia, yes it may be a little odd, abstract – if you will. It couldn’t just happen obviously, Harriet has created a world where it can though- a world of infinate possibilities. That world is her imagination and she has so wonderfully invited us into it and for that, I, for one thank her.

  3. #3 by marc nash on May 6, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    The early bird gets the – no that’s not right is it? Very nice and playful with the reader

  4. #4 by Harriet Gregory on May 7, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Thanks for your lovely comment Leigh. 🙂


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