Daily Prompt: Childhood Revisited Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them? ~*~ “You ask such loaded questions,” Valerie reacted with a hint of chilliness in her voice. “I’m not sure I … More Broken
~*~ “Sadie!” Young Sadie, lost in a haze of distracted thought, didn’t hear her name being called and continued to gaze absently through the classroom window toward the woods in the distance. She was looking at nothing in particular. It was an escape. “Sadie Perkins! I’d like to see you outside. … Now!” The double-barrelled … More Staring Out The Window
~*~ “What the hell does that even mean?” Cynthia glares at me with raccoon eyes and wails. “What do you know of my pain? My suffering? You who have everything. You think my life can be fixed with empty platitudes? Go away!” She slumps her fashionable thirty-something frame into the sofa and sobs … More Go Away!
~*~ A precious, fragile gift To you, from me. Unseen to the eye, Yet ever present in the heart. Handle with care. If you break it, Don’t come back for more. ~*~ My response to Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday challenge for this week. Yes, I know it’s Sunday. 😉 Thanks for visiting … Dorothy … More Trust
Here is today’s prompt, courtesy of Kelley Rose, for Free Write Friday: ” … what was that pivotal moment for you [in your life], and most importantly, how did it change you?” ~*~ Interestingly, I addressed this at great length in my last post ~ A Life Unravelled. If I have to zero in on one … More #FWF: Life Changers … My Sarajevo
A Life Unravelled I am of an age When the formative years Speak. “Remember me?” They ask. It starts with Music. A song. A memory. A feeling. Hmmm … I had forgotten. Lost in Tumultuous times of Twenty-plus years. Tumult covered by more Tumult. A child overwhelmed; A teenager confused; A twenty-something Ungrounded, Until in … More A Life Unravelled
When we embark on our healing journey it’s a bold step. We are energized by the idea that with appropriate professional help we can wrap our past up in a neat little package and fire it off into a universe where we need never meet up with it again. And perhaps if we did not … More Broken Record
~*~ A free writing exercise inspired by a dream … Trust and the Broken Four-Year-Old The light had gone from her eyes by the time she was four. A vacuous wary stare filled the big, dark eyes with an expression of distrust. “I cannot trust you,” she seemed to say. Not a word was spoken … More Trust and the Broken Four-Year-Old