Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday 7/17/09 - "THE BOX-TEN YEARS LATER"

(Flash Fiction Friday 55 - lacy curtains billowing inward)

(Photo credit: Mr. Steveroni - taken at 5 a.m. 7/17/09)

BLOG AMENDED: BEFORE READING ON FOR THE 55, I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT:

TRUMPETS ARE TRUMPING!
VIOLINS ARE HUMMING!
CYMBALS ARE CLAPPING!

ANNOUNCING, JADEY, THE WINNER
OF THE "DUCKLING AWARD".

"Our" ducklings arrived in the wee small hours of Friday morning 7/17/09. Jadey's guess of 7/16 was the closest guess and she wins the award.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JADEY FROM PRAYER GIRL!!


FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55
Friday Flash 55 is a story
written in exactly 55 words.
Let the G-Man know if you write one
and read the ones of your fellow writers.


Introduction to my final FLASH FICTION
FRIDAY 55 - "THE BOX" serial.


(It is amazing how completely a life can be turned around in a matter of years. A life can be shattered to tatters, lost seemingly beyond saving. Then God places an event, person, or series of them in a life and change becomes possible. At the moment that Darlene met Lucy, alcohol addiction and spousal abuse described Darlene’s life filled with fear and terror, self-loathing, and a total inability to take action. Lucy introduced her to the life-changing power of AA's Twelve Steps and ten years later she is living a life that seems in many ways like a dream, yet is completely real and wonderful. Read for yourself.)


"THE BOX - TEN YEARS LATER"

She stretches, inhales the sweet scent of honeysuckle. She is lying in a meadow full of fragrant blossoms.

No, she is awake in her own bed, lacy curtains billowing inward with the breeze, a soft coverlet at her chin.

She's not dreaming. Today is her wedding day. A radiant smile spreads across her face.

Peace!

Prayer Girl
_______________________
Note: The following was LAST WEEK's
"55 Flash Fiction Friday"

"THE BOX - ONE YEAR LATER"

"Anyone with one year?"

Lucy gently nudges her, she's up front now, hand out, a bronze medallion marked with a Roman Numeral One in it.

She's pinching herself, saying, "Wake up!" Is she dreaming? There are so many changes. She's renting an apartment. Her divorce is proceeding. She working on Step Twelve.

Life is good.

17 comments:

G-Man said...

Thanks PG for this 55...
Especially because of the goings on this week-end at my place.
Very well written piece.
Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Wonderful Week-End....G

Mike Golch said...

great posting.

Steve E. said...

I hate to see this serial end. "The Box" has been one of my favorite Friday things
Maybe Darlene will reappear as a mother of a teenage addict who is also a genius of some sort.

You are a good 55er, PG. Don't ever quit!

Tall Karen said...

Oh I just LOVE happy endings...and weddings are always happy. Thanks for a great trilogy!

Shadow said...

a happy ending. i'm glad.

Just Be Real said...

PG you never disappoint us! This is totally wonderful. Thank you dear one for sharing! Blessings and huggies!

Lou said...

It all starts when we reach out for help. So simple, but so hard to do when we are hurting.

This was a great idea for the 55, you pulled it off well!

Gin said...

Beautiful PG! I would have never imagined a wedding!!!!! PERFECT!

Shadow said...

aaaaw, look at them, and so many different colours. sweet sweet sweet!

Cat said...

PG I really like your style with these!
Here is to having an excellent weekend!

Gin said...

The babies are here! They are ADORABLE! What a miracle life is.

Jadey said...

Hey there Prayer Girl,

I just saw that I won the duckling award how cool thank you. I want to say these two 55's are absolutely wonderful. Congrats to her one year sobriety and for her wedding one a great accomplishment, and to be able to smell the small things in life that probably didn't matter to her at one point in time. Great 55. Congrats on the baby ducklings. Have a great weekend and my 55 is up.

Dr.John said...

A great ending for the serial. I hope it is not an ending of your flash 55's.

Mona said...

wow! Finally!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Loved your 55. My hubbys at a meeting tonight...ah, peace and quiet! :D Congrats to you...

Andrew said...

Brand new Ducks! Now that is exciting!

I think I am catching on to the flash 55 thing. I'll be watching.

Syd said...

I hope that Darlene has a good marriage. Just sayin.