“A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!” ~ Leigh Mercer, 1948″
Tara at Thin Spiral Notebook says “For this week’s challenge, pick two (2) palindromes, or one (1) pair of semordnilaps for your story. Do not include your palindromes or semordnilap pair in your word count – so for this week, you get a 102 word limit.”
I chose diaper and repaid and so.
As I walked into the room, I saw Mother lying on the bed staring into space, showing no interest in anything. How her life had changed in a few years. This once vibrant, busy, strong woman was now reduced to this frail old lady lying quietly on the bed. The illness had taken its toll and would continue to do so.
She was past recognising me and hadn’t for several months. And, as I changed her diaper I reflected on how many time she had changed mine when I was a baby and now she was being repaid as I changed hers.
Well, WordPress is having fun. I wrote this post and published it yesterday but all you can see is an empty page. So I’ll start again. Thanks Chris at Bridges Burning for letting me know.
This week Tara has excelled herself. She has set us another 100-word challenge.
Well, in fact, it’s two words – WINTRY WIND.
If you want to play along here’s the link to Tara website, Thin Spiral Notebook.
So here goes again:
A wintry wind blew making the washing dance on the clothes line. The sun had been shining when she hung it but now the wind had taken over.
She watched as the large trees around the house began to shake and then the small bushes she had planted, took a lesson from the trees and started to move.
And the noise from the badly fitted back door reminded her of the blows she had suffered and she wondered if this new house was really safe from him. Would he find her here or could she be really free this time?
Now a question – Was it worth waiting for?
And as it still raining here I thought I’d share my rainbow although we haven’t seen any rainbows here recently.
To see what Tara and others have written on the subject, go to Mr Linky
Where was she and how did she get here? It was so dark and she could feel a heavy load crushing her chest. She couldn’t stand. Couldn’t even lift her arms. Were they restrained?
The last thing she remembered was accepting a lift home from the attractive man with whom she had spent a pleasant evening.
She had been sitting sipping her drink when this well presented man came and asked if he could sit at her table. She smiled and agreed and went back to the papers she had been reading.
How she wished she could change that decision.
This week’s word in the 100 Word Challenge is change. If you want to play along go to Tara at Thin Spiral Notebook for all the details.