Picture it & write – So Many Possibilities

Ermilia’s Picture it & write  (Sunday 22 July 2012) 

Once again here is my offering to ‘Picture It & Write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.


Picture it & Write
Picture credit: Ermilia’s Blog

So many possibilities.

She was a young lass, barely seven. What was she to become? Those who had gone before her had made their mark. So much was expected of her. Could she be all to all? Could she embrace the life they’d embraced; or would she set herself free? No-one knew then. No, no-one could have had any idea what would become of this little waif.

She would soar with wings of angels. She would hold the clouds in her arms. She would swing with joy on the boughs of the tallest tree. She would embrace the birds as they flew just out of reach.

And then the day came. She held her thoughts still. She kept her wishes unknown. She carried the hope of all hope in her heart.

She danced; oh how she danced. She moved with the lightness of fairies. She glided with the swiftness of the elk. She pranced with the suppleness of the cat. She bowed with the grace of the dove. She embraced her flexibility with the arms of her beloved. She danced; oh how she danced.

Carolyn Page


  1. Aw. That’s a really sweet story. I love how you repeated the opening sentence of your 2nd paragraph at the end. The description of how she danced was lovely, she was granted a myriad of skills. If only I could see her dance! Thanks for contributing this week, Carolyn. Fantastic work as always.

    – Ermisenda

    1. Round and round the little girl spun….
      Round and round the woman spun…..
      This was enchanting…..
      Your comment reminded me that I’d felt a similar admiration when reading your piece…. Truly delightful.
      Thank you for the lovely comments… It’s such a pleasure to find myself writing in this way…

  2. Lovely! I particularly like how you’ve captured the joy and exuberance of youth; the limitless sense of possibility.. That’s not always easy to do in something so artificial (yes, I said it) as the written word.

    1. This one was such a delight to do Kim… It took me back to my own childhood and my love for ‘twirling’, which I would do forever and ever with my little head looking up at the sky… lovely memories..!

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