Creative Writing, Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers: My Comfort

Happy Friday everyone! If you’re a regular follower you’ve probably already caught me…today isn’t actually Friday (I’m going to pre-date this post). We’ve had a rough week at home with C. We spent the earlier part of the week trying to recover from being sick and the latter part of the week dealing with the worst sleep and behavior issues we’ve ever encountered with our daughter. I posted earlier in the week about the importance of taking time for yourself. I could not have made it through this week without that little break. Having said that, I’ve been participating in Friday Fictioneers led by a local (to me) author Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Every week she posts a photo prompt and challenges bloggers to think creatively to write short (100 word) stories inspired by the photo. This week’s photo was taken (and also created) by Claire Fuller. This week I present to you: “My Comfort“.

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“My Comfort”

It was a dark, cold, lonely winter evening as we drove through the snow-covered hills trying to find a place to call home for the night.

Low on gas but high on faith, we were certain we’d find something before total darkness blinded our path.

Out of nowhere a deer darted mere inches away from us. She swerved to avoid it plunging the car off the side of the hill and into a pocket of snow.

Darkness fell upon us and there we were.

Stuck.

It was at that point that I realized all we really had in this life was each other.

She was my rock, my comfort.

Creative Writing, Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers: “The Music Keeper”

As you know, I’ve been participating in Friday Fictioneers for the last few weeks and I love it. Not only does it push me to think creatively but it’s also nice to be able to read what other people come up with based on the same photo prompt. If you’re not familiar with how this works or if you’ve never heard of FF, you can find more information on Rochelle’s blog. If you’re interested in reading my most recent FF posts, you can find them here: “708 Fulton” and “Gone“. This week’s photo was taken by Roger Cohen and features two double bass instruments which were the inspiration for my story…

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Photo by Roger Cohen

“The Music Keeper”

As a child, Samantha had dreams of becoming a dancer. The ballet was magical and classical music spoke to her soul.

“Too big,” They said.

“Uncoordinated,” They critiqued.

“Never,” They told her.

Feeling crushed, she grabbed a bow and picked up her mother’s string bass. It came from deep within her soul, through her heart, down her arms, and out of her finger tips as she played Concerto in D Major.

She felt empowered. She felt at peace. She closed her eyes and felt the music feed her soul. It was beautiful and it was hers.

She was the music keeper.