Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 10 March 2013)
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.
It had the strangest feeling, and yet Rose wasn’t going to be deterred. She knew she had to fathom the expanse of it. She knew that if she didn’t, worlds could crumble.
Time had evolved quite slowly for Rose. She hadn’t meant this to happen; indeed she had tried, in vain, to keep up the normalcy she knew others about her conformed to. This had taken its toll upon her. She had risked many things, including her life, in its pursuit. If this was to be the last chance, then so be it.
She gingerly placed her hand upon it. Slowly she moved over it, aware of its fragility. It wasn’t until she saw the reflection the thought was aroused. Deep inside her consciousness was a vague memory; a memory of an element that had the capacity of reflection. Indeed, it came surging forward into her consciousness. This was the element ‘water’.
Somehow this soothed her. The memory of life upon a planet filtered into being. She recalled the vast array of wildlife, the beauty of the landscape, green and lush. Yes, the images grew more and more vivid; then the heartache as she recalled her departure. She must have been 2, perhaps 3; such a sad recollection. Vivid imaginings pervaded her mind, and yet here it was; how many years later?
It seemed as though a healing was taking place. How long before it healed completely, she couldn’t tell. What she did understand was, the vision was a calling; a calling to bring her home.
Nice take on the prompt! Good to see you back at this Carolyn!
Thank You, Joe…
This one inspired me, and I have the time this week…
Good to see you, too… 🙂
Very beautiful Carol 🙂 mmwahhh
Thank You, sweet Dolly…. mmwwaaahhhhhhh to you too… xoxoxo
Wow! Carolyn this has such a melancholy feel to it. It kind of mimics the start of depression. You captured her longing and lost feelings so well. Wonderful job.
Thank You, Kim… Here’s hoping it never happens… 😉
From your lips to God’s ears. 🙂
Glad you had the time to try your hand at this. You captured feelings and you captured me. 🙂
That’s a lovely compliment, Kathy… Thank You… xoxoxo
You had me hooked Carolyn. Wonderful story.
So pleased you enjoyed it, Yaz…. As always, it’s good to see you… 😉
Wow! I’ll have to check them out to participate too! 🙂 Great blog Carolyn!!
Yes do.. I know you will be wonderful… 🙂
A great take Carolyn, so multi-dimensional. So many things in there – I loved it!
So pleased you think so..! Rose certainly Thanks You… xoxoxo 🙂
Quite a lovely portrayal of what you see in this picture Carol.
Thank You, Ghia… They are always a surprise; you just never know what the imagination is going to produce… And, I love surprises… 😉
It’s the opening to a sci-fi movie!!! Well done, Carolyn. 🙂
Haven’t ventured there (Sci-fi) before… It was a lot of fun, my dear designer friend… xoxoxo 🙂
Kudos darling Carolyn! 🙂 xoxoxo
Really love your take on the picture, Carolyn. You captured so well Rose’s struggle to remember – like an elusive dream that eventually rushes in. Very nice.
Thank You, Maddie… I think I like Rose! Isn’t it wonderful how the character can imprint their consciousness upon you as a writer… Such is the life of Susan Hunter…!
So beautifully written with an image that has such a connection with the words. Thoroughly enjoyed it Carolyn.
Thank You, Don. That makes my little heart sing…! 🙂
Wonderful take with the prompt. You’re so talented.
Thank You, Rebecca… and you are so gifted, fun and witty… 😉 😉
Nice! Cryosleeping Beauty. 🙂
Ha ha…. Anne… That’s a great take on the writing. You have such a wonderful imagination… xoxoxo
You are an amazing storyteller!
And you, my dear Deana, and you….. xoxoxo 🙂
this was lovely, Carolyn. so glad to see you posting again:)
Thank You, Padmini…. 😉
So little time these days and yet, I cannot stay away for long…! 🙂
That’s a very interesting story, and well written – it spikes my curiosity.
Great, Rose…. You know I used your name quite consciously; so I’m glad you enjoyed it..! 😉
And what a wonderful offering it was, Carolyn!
Why, Thank You, my dear Hook… 😉
simply amazing Carolyn!
Thank You, Sharmishtha… Your comments mean a lot to me… 🙂
Beauty in words Carolyn! It really created an image in itself of the story!
Thank You, Soumyav; so pleased you enjoyed… 🙂
Great story, great picture 🙂
Maybe you’ll have a go at this yourself, one day… You’re a great ‘storyteller’… 😉
amazing..you do have your way with words again. How come you always suck me in? ( I mean it in a good way)
Love this one…
Now that’s a great comment….
Love this one… 🙂