Love, Friendship, and sincerity… three of the most baffling mysteries of the universe.
These three things are not tangible, merely words, or feelings, thoughts… you can’t touch it and honestly, can’t be certain if what you’re feeling, when you think you are feeling it is really true. People can tell you that they love you, or that you are their cherished friend. But words without action – lack sincerity. Even sincereity is not tangible. How we perceive someone’s words or action are also dependent on our own wants and needs – and even those are always fluid.
Daily Word Prompt: Sincere
Sitting in my office and staring at the piles of books, I quietly contemplate how I will rearrange them…once again.
This is how I cope… when darkness hits… this is something that I can control… the arrangement of my books.
They’ve been arranged by color, height, alphabetically, and subject matter. Hmmm, but today… what shall I do with them?
In the garage I found a few empty boxes… carefully stacking all the books I can fit into these boxes, because today I can’t even cope with rearranging the books.
Daily Word Challenge: Rearrange
This was the smell and color of Fall. It was also the beginning of my fall from peace and everything that was perfect…
I heard my phone ringing from the other room, but my hands a mess from gutting this perfectly shaped, bright orange pumpkin, it would have to wait. Whomever it was didn’t leave a message, so could not have been that important I figured.
More ringing, again, and again… I quickly washed my hands and ran to the phone.
Breathless, I said “Hello!”
The other voice, a woman… “This is the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office…”
Three Line Tale: Week 39
As I sit here I am without emotion but slightly concerned about what my future holds. Each day that I rise is a risk – a risk I take willingly but a risk nonetheless. I know the demons are watching me, hiding in the smoke filled rooms, waiting to pounce. I need to stay alert because on some days they actually trick me into believing their lies.
Daily Word Challenge: Smoke
The day started out as any other typical day, rising before dawn. Insomnia was the worst… but all the quiet time, alone with my thoughts time, gave me the solitude I needed to plan my escape. I really needed a cup of coffee, but don’t bother with that fearing the noise would wake him. So I poured myself a glass of OJ and quickly asked myself if 2:00 a.m. is really considered morning or can it still be referred to as night so I could add a bit of vodka. What the hell, a splash of vodka wouldn’t kill me. Besides. it really enhanced the taste of the pulpy OJ.
Gazed out the window looking for stars… tried to tell myself that I had only one option and I must execute that option. All the planning I’d done led me to this day and it was time. That carefree, happy girl had been transformed to this scared, brow-beaten woman by his constant complaining and ridicule. One of us had to die, and I knew it had to be him.
By nightfall, it was all over. He was dead. My long brunette locks had been chopped off and my short and sassy haircut dyed an ashy blonde. He would have hated that hairstyle and color, and that knowledge gave me great pleasure. Things would change now, for the better.
via Daily Prompt: Transformation
I am so tired, but afraid to sleep. I’m trying to wait it out until you wake. Logically I know I should sleep now, but then I’ll be asleep and you awake! The days are getting harder, dragging on. Each day I miss you deeper, love you more. The most important part of my journey has been finding you and that you made me smile again, restoring my hope.
Everything we’ve been through has been meant to teach us to be “here”. To be liberated from the memories – don’t live there. The time is now – here – this is home. Happiness is a “now” thing. Respect the past, but leave it there. Continue on this beautiful journey and be present. Don’t chase after anything. A butterfly will elude those who try to capture it, but freely land on the shoulder of those who are still. Take time to be with yourself and realign your energy.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”URGENT”.
You’ve awoken something in me that has been dead a very long time. It’s a bit overwhelming, I admit. It makes me afraid to be so vulnerable and trusting. But, you somehow make me abandon my senses and just simply love. I can’t explain this power you have over me, I don’t know if I want an explanation. I just know that I love you.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve allowed myself to use words like “hope”, “love”, and “trust”. Yet with you, they flow freely from my lips; just as the tears flow freely from my eyes, down my cheeks, and soften my hardened heart. And then I close my eyes and imagine the feel of your hands against my exposed skin and I tremble with longing and deep desire that I fear will never be fulfilled. You alone are my love, hold my heart. Please keep it safe. Im trusting you my beloved King.
The world around me is cruel and selfish; cold and heartless… and yet I find you in the center. Warm and welcoming offering hope of a beautiful love… it seems impossible and surreal. I’m sure I’ll awaken soon, finding myself on the cold hard concrete foundation of devastation yet again. Cursing my weakness for allowing myself to feel anything resembling love. Surely, this is not real! A love like this is only in the movies, in fairy tales…, right? Something so perfect cannot exist in such an imperfect world.