Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Centus, Starting Again

This is Saturday Centus . The prompt must be used word for word somewhere in the story on not more than 100 words.The prompt is highlighted. For complete rules see:http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com.


Starting Again


“What a does a recent widow do with Christmas?” Emma asked herself carrying the bin of tangled up holiday lights to the trash.



Later, when her doorbell rang, she was still in a faded robe and waiting on dusk. She peered between the drapes and saw two little girls on her porch with her string of lights, straightened and wound over their broomstick arms.


“We checked these lights and not one bad bulb. It took a while, but we got ‘em straight for you. Merry Christmas!”


Smiling, Emma asked them in for cocoa. She would untangle her life again too, even if it took a while.







16 comments:

Cheryl said...

Beautiful and heartfelt use of the prompt.

Sue said...

Oh, I loved this. Great job, Bookie!

=)

gautami tripathy said...

This is so beautiful!

plateau

Susan said...

Hi Claudia...Got caught up on your blog. Your trees look lovely. I know what you mean about getting swallowed up with tea cups and saucers. There are SO MANY collections around here that swallow me up. ha ha ha But I LOVE them! Take care and have a nice Sunday. Susan

BECKY said...

WOW, Claudia!!! Very powerful!! Wonderful Saturday Centus!!

Kat said...

I loved this Claudia. You captured the moment beautifully. Great use of the prompt. Kat

nimaruichi said...

Sweet tale of hope in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Loved those 'broomstick arms' as well.
:)

Susannah said...

Aw, that's beautiful! Nice use of the prompt.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is so heartwarming. Thank you.
Happy holidays.
xoRobyn

Judie said...

Really heartwarming. An excellent take on the prompt!

razzamadazzle said...

This is so very touching. It's a wonderful, refreshing story. Nicely done.

Teresa

cj Schlottman said...

Claudia,

I'm a Claudia, also. Don't know whether this story is fact or fiction, but I have been a widow for a year and a half, and this really spoke to my heart. You described the agony of grief so well. I still have days when I don't dress.

Namaste..........cj

Viki said...

Aw, how sweet of the little girls. Nice and heartfelt centus. Loved it.

Malisa said...

Really liked the connection of untangling the lights and untangling her life. Maybe that is why my lights remain still tangled.

I posted my story today. Hope you will stop by and read.

Malisa

Tgoette said...

Claudia, this was wonderful! A bittersweet tale of grief and hope! Loved all the emotion you packed in such a small space. Excellent job!

Jenny said...

Claudia. This was touching and beautiful. I loved this. Hope, loss, innocence and joy all rolled into one perfect little 100 word package.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us.