Picture it & write – Good grief

Ermilia’s Picture it & write   (Sunday 26 August 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.

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Picture it & write
Reproduced from Ermilia’s Blog

He rode into town. He was wearing it again. It wasn’t that he didn’t like it; it was just that he’d seen others wearing similar watches, and it was beginning to wear thin.

Time had let him down more than on one occasion. It was as though grief was urging him to dispose of it. Time and time again he’d tried to. He’d tried to persuade himself to let it go. What good did it do, he’d thought. What good did it do to be reminded over and over again? What little comfort it had brought him no longer prevailed; the warmth of those days was gone. Now it meant remembering without relief.

Ah well, he thought; may as well wear the blasted thing. It did look good, and father would have liked to know that it was, at least, still keeping good time.

38 thoughts on “Picture it & write – Good grief

    1. Just really trying to ‘open out’ his personality… I guess it’s really left to the reader to interpret; we’ll all see something a little different, I suspect…. Love that ‘awesome sauce’ picture..!

    1. In the widgets (at least in my widgets) is a widget called ‘Community’. It has 3 options.
      1. It can show ‘likers’.
      2. It can show ‘followers’ &
      3. It can show ‘commenters’…
      It is the blogger’s choice to show one, two, or the three options. Personally, I am showing ‘likers’ & ‘commenters’ as I feel these are the individuals who regularly make visits.
      This widget only became available to my theme recently. You’d have to check your widgets to see if it’s available for your theme…!
      Hope that helps…. 🙂

        1. I understand your sentiments, and I applaud them. However, my dear Sharmishtha, I love your name; it is so exotic and different. As you said; it is boring to wear what everyone else is wearing…!

  1. I liked how you referred to the watch being a reminder of warm days that had gone. I was curious to find out what those days were like. Nice intrigue. Thanks for contributing. 🙂

    – Ermisenda

  2. “He rode into town. He was wearing it again. It wasn’t that he didn’t like it; it was just that he’d seen others wearing similar watches and it was beginning to wear thin.”

    At first with the “He rode into town,” I had an image of Clint Eastwood and spaghetti westerns. Then I saw with, “…it was just that he’d seen others wearing similar watches, and it was beginning to wear thin.” I saw Lee Van Cleef with his too.

    As I’m writing this maybe his father was Gary Cooper who wore his in High Noon and willed it to him.

    Obviously, I enjoyed your piece. Randy

    1. Thanks Randy; you are one in a million… 🙂
      It happens: Something is willed to us that we abhor however; it’s a great reminder of he/she who has passed. A treasure and yet a bane…..!

  3. I’ve seen this western. The guy gets down off his horse, looks at his watch, says, “Time for a drink,” and heads for the saloon.

    Then a little tear runs down the horse’s face as he gets left behind. Again. : P

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