SPF: Childhood Joys

Childhood Joys Imogen's hands shook as she brushed the gathered debris away from the miniature village, her reeling emotions slow to calm. She righted a fallen bench and straightened a leaning signpost. Despite her best efforts, a clinging miasma of neglect remained. The place felt... empty. It was an emptiness with which she was only too familiar. [...]

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WPC: Autumn Flame

the flame sways in meditative radiance * remembering days filled with laughter amidst autumnal golds and browns * breathing air thick with scents of damp earth and ripe berries and rotting plants and sugarbeet * a small hand held within age-gnarled fingers frog wellies stomping through fallen leaves *  days now circled beneath the wheel gone [...]

FFfAW: The Touch of his Hand

The Touch of his Hand "Are you coming, my dear?" Millie looked up at the sound of his voice. Tommy stood in the doorway, his hand outstretched, waiting for hers to join it. She still remembered the first time their hands had touched, all those years ago. She'd shyly slid her fingers into his as they'd [...]

Echoes of Long Ago Games

listen ∗ can you hear them? echoing ∗ fleeting peals of laughter the joyful reflections of childhood games of long forgotten adventures ∗ held in the space's fabric memories existing in gossamer insubstantialility absorbed by the earth food for the ∗ soul The garden of our new house has a couple of features that immediately [...]

CB&W: Cornflowers and Daisies

bask in memories of sun-filled days aglow with joy there amidst the cornflowers and the daisies breathing deep of nectar laden air whilst insects hum at peace with nature This post is for Cee's Black and White challenge. This week's prompt is the letter C or D. The pictures were both taken last summer in [...]

FFfAW: Time to Leave

Time to Leave The boats were full, despite the lateness of the day. Ingrid paused, her foot poised on the gangplank as she looked back at the town. Her throat tightened as tears threatened to fall. How could she leave? The place was central to all of her memories: she'd married Jimmy in the church on the market place; [...]

FFfAW: Unexpected Consequences

Unexpected Consequences Adrugian gazed wearily over the arid landscape, the insistent beat of the sun sapping energy he could ill afford to lose. He knew the villagers below didn't understand why he traipsed so often to the heights. He'd seen the looks they exchanged. He'd heard their snide comments. Unfortunately, the truth was something they [...]