Friday, January 21, 2011

Fridays Flash Fiction

Victor-Gabriel Gilbert - "Gardening"


Here is my 55 word Friday Flash Fiction inspired by this lovely painting:

Gingerly, she retreated to her blossoms when his bellows crowded out the self she kept close. With delicate attention, Daphne cradled each petal and dreamed of those calm moments soothing the infant that would soon grace their lives. Daphne ached for motherhood to strengthen her resolve to quiet the storms building in their young marriage.

Thank you for reading! It's a great Friday because I have another wonderfully talented photographer joining me for Fridays Poetry at Write With Pictures. Please stop by to see the amazing photographs shared by Margaret over at Art Happens 365 (photography & poetry) and my writing blog, Write With Pictures.

Hope to visit you all today! The kids are home due to another snow day :) Help!!!

26 comments:

T Rex Mom said...

Heaven help you with the house full and snowed in. Put them to work doing chores!

glnroz said...

A big punch in such a short tale...will visit the photo site..

Vicky said...

I love how you do this... I stare and I stare sometimes without a single idea coming to mind- let alone a whole storyline. You. Are. Brilliant. The end...

Michelle said...

Oooo that gave me the shivers. I can only imagine being in a place like that - and I hope I never am.

Vickie said...

I am freakin' jealous you had another snow day;)

That passage is wonderful! That would be an interesting book to read. Think about it....:)

bel said...

I love your Flash Fiction Fridays! Don't ever stop. :)

Sending Peaceful Snow Day vibes to you right now.

KLo said...

I had a snow day, too, but being a teacher, there's something in it for me ;)

Regarding the content of your post ... wow : ) I always feel guilty when I start to interpret paintings (and even poetry, although this never happens with prose) because I feel like I'm taking away from what the artist (or poet) meant to him or herself.

Your piece has given me hope that I can still the voice of doubt and guilt :-) Nicely done!

the wild magnolia said...

Tremendous! I long to read the entire story!

Blessings!

the wild magnolia said...

Tremendous! I long to read the entire story!

Blessings!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

So many things said in a short post,
Loved the pictures very charming,

Yvonne.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Snowed in! No wonder you are writing about rose petals. very nice interpretation btw

Penny said...

Awww! Sad, but really good writing! =)

Joanne said...

I agree with Vickie, that would be a great story to expand upon. We want to know more about her already. Have a nice weekend, stay warm!

Kelly L said...

Well done... You have a gift.

Love to you
Kelly'
I've Become My Mother

Jenners said...

Oh no Daphne!! I fear for her. Amazing job in just 55 words!

Valerie said...

You've topped the lot with this one, Kelly. It's a superb piece of writing.

Nature Lover. said...

Woww!! Beautiful.

Gerri said...

Ahhh, I like this. Your mind is so creative my friend. ;)

Creativity!! said...

Beautiful Write Up Kelly!!!!!!! Fantastic Dear :) :)

Brian Miller said...

oh nicely done...great to see you at 55s...i feel this...i will say the first few years were hard, adjusting to rhythms...i wonder though if having a kid will add to or smooth...hard question...

shabby girl said...

You did a wonderful post for FFF! Yes, a whole story in a paragraph!
I would love to know where you find your paintings...so beautiful!

Robyn Campbell said...

Kelly, love this, girlfriend. Daphne sounds like a wonderful character for a novel. (After you write the boy books.) They MUST come first. Boys need books. I have one too. I will start to work on it after I finish what I'm working on now.

Have a beautiful weekend. Love you.

The Write Girl said...

What a wonderful flash 55. You are quite the storyteller. It's an art to write short fiction. Beautiful Septembermom. Have a nice weekend.

christy rose said...

Wow Kelly! Simply amazing!! You told an entire story with a picture and 55 words! Love it!

Nessa said...

I feel impending doom.

kisatrtle said...

I like when you post these