Lone Window- Light and Shade Challenge

Richard drew a long puff on his cigar and pointed out into the garden.

Why not get rid of it, Emma?

Glancing back at Sybil in her rocking chair, Emma wiped her hands on the apron and said, You know how some things have sentimental value? They remind you of a special memory, a stolen kiss, a warm embrace, a colourful rainbow or a dog’s bark?

Richard shrugged, Yeah?

Sybil doesn’t recall much. But, I have seen her gaze at that window with a glimmer of knowing on some days. Those days are the best.

Emma’s voice faltered, She remembers.

Photo courtesy: Lyssa Medana
Photo courtesy: Lyssa Medana

©Shailaja V

Word count: 100


Written for the Light and Shade Challengelightandshade logo

This Friday’s picture prompt is given above

Writers must attempt a piece of fact/fiction/poetry in 100 words or less

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I am a Write Tribe Pro Blogger– Trying to blog everyday for a year.

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24 thoughts on “Lone Window- Light and Shade Challenge

  1. Shailaja….I always love reading your words 🙂 Also, I’m impressed by what a huge undertaking of emotional and physical energy it must take to try to blog every single day for a year. Wow. Good for you.

  2. Very poignant. My mother would repeat things sometimes, but I mostly experienced her condition from far away. My brother was the one that took care of her and it nearly did him in. But we near my husband’s paternal grandmother for some years and the last several were particularly rough. I knew her better than any of my own grandparents.

  3. You want to remember something… and you know deep down you can recall the incident… but still you can’t remember it… can’t even imagine such a situation. Beautifully done.

  4. It sucked the life out of me, Shailaja! Just imagining a family going through such trying times sends shivers down my spine. Reminded me of someone who suffered the disease and of his wife who braved it all.

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