Thursday, April 28, 2016

Just A Bit

It's not even close to finished, but the important thing is that I'm writing again. Nothing is going to stop me; I may be slow, but I'm still going!


Mother of Myhha

She sprawled over her tatty old armchair; one leg stretched out before her whilst the other dangled, jangled, and flopped over a ragged arm. A softly chubby hand, complete with dimpled knuckles, restlessly stroked the disintegrating cover of her ancient copy of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.

But the wildest of all the wild animals was the Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him.”

It was a good thing she'd long ago memorized those lines written by Mr. Kipling, as her eyes were too blurred to read them from aught but memory just now. They had always resonated with her but never more than at present, when her heart ached and quivered within her chest and her stomach threatened to batter it's way through her clenched teeth. 


There will be more, when it's ready... hope your weekend is a good one! 




16 comments:

  1. That's a great beginning.
    I hope though, that my eyes don't fail to see as I get older. I would be miserable if I couldn't read.

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    1. The problem with her eyes may be a merely temporary condition.

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    1. Who knows, it might amount to something someday. =)

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  3. Intriguing! Looking forward to more. My grandmother always used to say "aught" instead of the word "zero." It's an old-fashioned usage that's never heard anymore. Your story brought that memory back to me!

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    1. And mine used to say naught rather than zero. I rather like old-fashioned usages and am glad to bring back a happy memory for you.

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    2. You're right! My grandma would say "naught" if zero was a stand-alone concept, as in counting "naught, one, two, three." But if the zero was part of a date (for example, 1906, the year she got married), she would say "nineteen aught six." So strange to think of those old ways today.

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  4. Great to see you at it again.

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  5. Sounds like something sure may be a stirring

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  6. Absolutely love the description in this. It really paints the picture of a character that I already feel for, and it's only 3 paragraphs. That's awesome. Definitely looking forward to more.

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  7. you got guts to paint your imaginations so wonderfully dear ,loved it

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  8. There's no keep a good girl down; there is no stopping you! Good for you, I say! I applaud you. :)

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C'mon, be cranky and let 'er rip!