Unfinished

Daily Prompt: Unfinished The door slammed behind him with a force that made me jump. Not the best way to start this day I thought, as I picked up the broken pieces of my grandmother’s crystal vase. I know it wasn’t intentional. It’s not like he had pushed it off the hall table in anger, his…

Dilemma

Daily Prompt: Dilemma ‘Why?’ She asked herself, as she hit her closed fist against her forehead one or two times more than was necessary, at the quandary she had found herself in. Why would he ask that, now, here? Couldn’t he see how ridiculous it was? She could have said yes! Not embarrassed him in front…

Pretend

Daily Prompt: Pretend The girl with the red balloon… Her smile was wide, jovial even as he greeted friends and strangers alike, with enthusiasm and warmth. Not in a million years would you have guessed that her joy and outward appearance were not what they seemed to be. Hers was mostly a fictive state of…

Generous

Daily Prompt: Generous Her ample proportions were as munificent as any I had ever laid eyes on before or ever would again. She was beautiful. Her liberal approach and sheer unselfishness not hidden in the demeanour that she embodied, it was her gift to me and all who she loved, and she loved everyone.  Abundant: explained…

Gratitude

” The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. And gratitude doesn’t need to be reserved only…

Jump

Daily Prompt: Jump “Take my hand,” he said, reaching out to me. He clasped mine in his. His strength buoyed me as it always did, “come on we’ll jump together,” he smiled, encouragingly. We sat at the edge while I gathered my courage, with him beside me there was nothing I couldn’t do. “Ready?” He…

Stylish

Daily Prompt: Stylish It wasn’t what she wore but how confidently and effortlessly she wore it, that made her stylish in her own easy way! I have always thought that real style comes with little effort, lots of character and an abundance of personality. She proved it!

Silence

Daily Prompt: Silence The soundlessness and unfamiliar surroundings of the centuries old house made me feel uneasy as I stood in the kitchen. It was eerily quiet, not even a creak. Old houses should at least creak, right? I had gone downstairs to grab a glass of water.  The predawn light was dim, the stone…

Edge

Photo Challenge: Edge Hospitals are full of edges and angles.  I never noticed it more than when I took this photo of my husband learning to walk, aided, on one leg after radical surgery to save his life. I didn’t take this photo for this challenge, the challenge reminded me of a moment I had…

Together

Daily prompt: Together The wonderment, the pure awe I felt looking down at my stomach, that had stretched to be almost as round as I was high; was indescribable. Two perfect little humans were growing in there together, and I couldn’t wait to meet them! As it turned out I wouldn’t have to wait long. They…

Fragile

Daily Prompt:Fragile It is often a fragile heart that hopes for the strength it needs to face life’s darkest days. If this heart is yours I urge you open it up to light and let love in this  may not heal all that hurts or close the wounds of a lifetime but it will carry…

Slog

Daily Prompt: Slog As I packed the last of my smalls into the delicates pocket of my carry on, ‘well a girl can’t risk turning up in a new city without her underwear,’ Charlie asked what I would miss most about Venice. My answer was Mamma Balboni. We met the very first day I awoke in…