Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 09 December 2012)
Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Eliabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
She knew it wasn’t and yet if felt like water running through her fingers.
It had often felt that way. Life had a way of running through your fingers. Just when you thought you had it, it turned and caught you by surprise. Just like when he came into her life.
He’d been that suave; indeed, charming individual who had teased her with his good looks and personable voice that held a promise of tomorrow. Yes, a tomorrow!
She had known a few tomorrows, and a few personable charms. They had run through her fingers like water, holding nothing but false hopes and untidy memories.
Was he going to be the same? Was he a personable charm, or was he the real thing?
Huh, she had thought. What was ‘the real thing’ anyway? When you turned it upside down, it was likely going to run through your fingers.
Oh dear -powerful, persuasive philosophy, but dark…dark…
Yes, I can do ‘dark’ too… 😛
I really just let the character have her voice… Seems it was a cynical one…!
Thank you for this lovely post. have nice day!
Thank You, Stefan… and to you; a lovely day too…!
LOL….. Thought you’d like it…! hahahah…. 😉 😉
I love the way you write!!!
Thank You, Rebecca… 🙂
Even when it’s not ‘positive’…!?! 😉
This is how it usually is.
Meet a guy, he’s wonderful. For a few days. Then the veneer rubs off and you’re stuck with a toad.
Damn!! To find just one that is actually worth holding on to 😉
Liked this Carol – quite true 🙂
Those darned toads will get you every time…. lol….. 🙂
(Although, I must say: I have found one – Third time lucky…! 🙂 )
I dunno Carol.
I’m doubting my ability to attract a decent specimen of the species 😉
It’s either toads or horndogs – never a pure bred Alsatian 🙂
Hope springs eternal…! 😉
It does. Mostly. Alas, the more I fish, the more I realise that it’s just a pipe dream.
A nice one, but a futile wish nonetheless…
What a good read this is! Well done, Carolyn 🙂
Thank You so much…. xoxoxo 🙂
Toads have feelings too you know 😀
I know, Glen…. Watch this…!
Poor Ralphie 😦
Just at the start of such a beautiful relationship 😀
hi carolyn! harsh reality… lovely writing. ^^ btw, i’ve presented you with the super sweet blogging award! ^^ http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/ congrats! ^^
Yes, kz; can be….! Ug..!
Congratulations to you and Thank You; you ‘super sweet blogger’ you…! 🙂
I’m delighted…! 🙂
you’re welcome… good men are a rarity; i’m just lucky to have found one! ^^ xo
I’m pleased for you….! 😉
“…nothing but false hopes and untidy memories.”
like the “toad and the 4 cylinder”
Nice line along with:
“When you turned it upside down, it was likely going to run through your fingers.”
But Ms. Page – i think that it is true with all things turned up-side-down.
A little less pessimism and a lot less expectation…
but stay off the roads with toads.
“…nothing but false hopes and untidy memories.”
Good ‘tie-in’, Randy… hahahah… Poor Ralphie…!
(Wished I’d seen that first…)
“A little less pessimism and a lot less expectation…”
Now that’s great advice for the love-lorn… !
(Once again; wished I’d thought of that one first; especially lowering the expectation aspect …) 😉
I’ve a christmas card for you! : ) You can pick it up here http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/1022/
Have a nice day
Sweet greetings, Summer
Thank You, Summer… I very much enjoyed your surprise…! 🙂
Sweet Christmas greetings to you too….!
I bow to you. I considered writing for this prompt and nothing. You told a most excellent story. Hope and possibility. Bravo Carolyn.
Thank You, Kim…
“I considered writing for this prompt and nothing.”
Last week’s prompt was like that for me, Kim – zilch, nada…!
I guess we can’t expect ‘inspiration’ every time…. 😉
What an excellent story Carolyn…so well done. 🙂
Thank You, LuAnn….
Looks like you’ve got ‘the real thing’…. 🙂
I believe I do but it took kissing a few toads (lol)! 🙂
Hahah…. you toooooooo….! 🙂
“Was he a personable charm, or was he the real thing?” This is always the question to be answered! Well done, once again!
The age old question whether we are a girl or a boy, me thinks….!
Love is not a ‘controllable’ emotion. You either get it, or you don’t…!
It’s just a shame when one does, and the other doesn’t…. Yuk..!
Oh Carolyn, you really have a way of hitting a nail on the head for me. He/it better not slip through my fingers! Thank you, and as always, I love this “picture it and write you’ve done!
Life’s like that; hitting the right ‘nails’ does wonders for the future…!
Thank You, dear Resa….. xoxoxo 🙂
what is the real thing, anyway? i ask myself that more than i should… nice one!
Thank You, Nanda…. 🙂
I believe ‘the real thing’ is subjective… For me a major part of ‘the real thing’ is knowing my mate ‘has my back’… he’ll be there, support me in whatever I wish to do…
In return I ‘have his back’ and support his dreams and actions…
We have co-operation and unity within our separate individualism. 🙂
I think that’s the goal indeed! I hope some day I can find it too!
This is my ‘third’ major relationship…
I have made many a detour on the way however, it is nice to have arrived.
What’s that saying? Anything worth having is worth working for…!
Your last phrase summarizes it. 🙂
Finally! A dark story; love it! Very unexpected but I absolutely love where you took the prompt. Funny thing is, there’s another picture that, if I had to guess which picture this belonged to, I would have guessed.
Yes, I succumbed however, I wanted to do it ‘my way’… not with an image evoking mischief and dread…! Ha ha…
Thank You for your lovely words…. Now, no promises for future prompts (although writing in ‘the dark vein’ did hold a certain adrenaline factor)… 😉
Wow! I must be going crazy. I think I already read this, but apparently I didn’t comment. Anyway it’s a fine spin and a too often true. Nice work …
Thanks for your dear comments on my site, Carolyn. 🙂
Thank You, Jamie…!
I often do the opposite of this too; I’ll make a comment and forget to ‘like’…!
Nice to know we don’t have to be perfect…! 😉 😉
I liked your take on the prompt.
Thank You, Ruby…
I ventured over to your blog however, I couldn’t leave a message; my ‘wordpress signature’ wasn’t accepted…!
Here is the comment I wanted to leave…
I enjoyed that (although it was a little sad) it speaks of reality and a certainty for most.
Age, if not accepted graciously can be a torment and cause enormous grief. Naturally, no one wishes to lose their youthful appearance, and yet wisdom and wrinkles seem to have a certain kinship… 😉
amazing piece carolyn. fortunately relationships are not like that!
(wink, wink)….. No, Sharmishtha… That is very fortunate… 😉
Always so creative!
Oh, Thank You, Susan; that’s lovely of you to say…. 🙂
Wonderful offering, Carolyn.
Thank You, my dear Hook… 🙂
Thank You so much….. 🙂
Water! Awesome! What a great surprise! So funny at the end… you read mine already so you know I did sand and the hourglass metaphor… I giggled when I read “turned it upside down” at the end. Wouldn’t it be just great if when we got to the end we could just flip it and start over? Delightful. Thanks, Carolyn.
A happy coincidence, Anne….! “turned it upside down.” 🙂
Yes, let’s start again please; that one didn’t turn out so good…!
Ha har… indeed; it would make making mistakes so much more palatable…! 🙂
A wonderful idea I think would ‘catch on’… 🙂
so nicely done:)
Thank You, Padmini…. I’m so glad you think so…! 🙂