The fragrant smell of roses was my wake up call reminding me to savor the moment. How long had it been? Was it three or four years? Shuddering I dispelled the troublesome thoughts that continued to creep into my head, derailing me. I let my mind come back to the present. Today was going to be about me and I just hoped I could remember how to do that.
Taking my tea, I stepped outside, feeling the warmth of the morning sun. I sat at the table I had lovingly restored and repainted. There was a breeze that gently blew away the cobwebs of my past. I felt almost light-headed as the thought of not one single duty to attend to brought a smile to my face. Many possibilities suddenly presented themselves and I thought this year’s a different thing – I will not think of you
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Merril js hosting Prosery Monday at D’Verse
We are to write a piece of Flash Fiction or Non Fiction incorporating this line from Charlotte Mews’s poem called I So Liked Spring.
This year’s a different thing - I will not think of you.
Prosery is regarded as a piece of fiction/non fiction of no more than 144 words, excluding the title.
This is very uplifting, Christine. 🙂
Thanks Kitty ☺️💕
The first 2 sentences in your 2nd paragraph instantly lifted my spirits. Looking forward to it being like that here.
Yes Lisa, refinishing or just painting a piece of furniture can lift the spirit for sure ☺️💕
Beautifully written, Christine! I could feel and smell that breeze, and I hope it truly is a new beginning for the person in the story. 💙
Thank you Merril. You’re so kind 💕☺️
You’re very welcome, Christine! ❤️
I love the way you start the opening paragraph with the fragrant smell of roses and then in the second paragraph, a breeze gently blew away the cobwebs of the past. It’s all about breathing, Christine.
Thanks so m much Kim. Yes! If we can’t breathe we suffocate and die. ☺️💕
Reminds of that Beatles song, ‘Because’, in it there’s a line, ‘Because the wind is so high, it blows my mind’ Lovely prose-writing, Christine. I can see the relation between our pieces! Great minds think alike :))
Thanks M Jay. You are so kind. I appreciate it. ☺️
“breeze that gently blew away the cobwebs of my past.”
Thank you Tzvi – I appreciate it ☺️💕
Very good story of discovering oneself again
Thanks Sadje. Much appreciated ☺️❤️
Very nicely done!
Thank you so much Dwight ☺️💕