Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Charmed"




She woke each day inside the cocoon of luxury that was her comfortable life.  

The view through her windows was always acceptable and satisfying. Keeping her rose-coloured glass clean, she chose to see what she wanted. She would not be bothered with unpleasant, “disturbing” things outside.

As long as she wore her blinders, she could lead a charmed life.


Story by: McGuffy Ann Morris
Image by": Photobucket

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Word Prompt: Charmed

38 comments:

  1. Some days I wish I had a pair of those rose colored glasses. LOL

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  2. i think i'll stay in my little world, too...

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    1. I think I am a realist. Though I wish it were an ideal world, it isn't.

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  3. My little world is all I got too. Sometimes I need a pair of rose colored glasses.

    HUgs,
    JB

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    1. I tend to see what really is, whether I like it or not.

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  4. Lovely writing. Sometimes it's tempting to live in denial, isn't it?

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    1. Thanks, Arianna. Denial isn't good; it doesn't change anything.

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  5. Sometimes we all need a pair of blinders or rose colored glasses.

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    1. But they don't really work, unfortunately.

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  6. I read this this morning and loved it, but had to run ... so I am back to tell you how well put this is and you did find the perfect picture to go with it. Maybe that's why I am sometimes an angry old poop ... maybe I am seeing what my rose colored glasses wouldn't normally allow ... I think I will go back to wearing them. I did tell you my story about the rose tinted glasses and the wall paper, right:) Have a great few special days, Annie.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Rose coloured glasses don't work. They don't change what really exists. They are only deceiving.

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  7. Nicely done.
    Mine - Scott http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/five-sentence-fiction-fsf-charmed-rated-pg13/

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  8. I've known a couple people like this, they lived in their own little worlds and did their best to ignore the suffering around them. That way no compassion was needed. It made their lives easy, but then they could have been reaching out and helping to ease other folks a little bit too. Rose colored glasses are lovely, but only for a little while! :-) This was a well-written story, it made me stop and think.

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    1. In theory, they are a great idea. In reality, they change nothing.

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  9. What you wrote is a coping skill when all around seems chaotic or fearful. Good to be in that place to regroup...or hide. Very nice story.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts. I appreciate that!

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  10. This is exactly the way we cope with life when we are simply too tired to entertain the notion of change and realization. Very well done.

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    1. If they only had the power to change things!

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  12. Denial can be a happy place for a while . . . but just for a while . . . Great piece!

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  13. I've known someone with that similar outlook, narrow focus, always happy demeanour. In one way, it was refreshing, but in another of course, totally unrealistic.

    I enjoyed this piece, very nicely done.

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    1. I agree...it gets old to not see things realistically.

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  14. Another thoughtful and interesting short, short-story. I love it when you do these. Janet

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  15. Where do I find those glasses? I'm not sure I'd always leave them on, but to have the option would be nice.

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    1. Sharry, they don't work. Change only happens when we see the reality.

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  16. I appreciate how the writing of this piece was very succinct, yet perfectly expressed. You didn't need one more syllable. I know people just like this. I give thanks daily for the blessed life I have, but I never forget those who aren't so blessed. Good work, McGuffy.

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    1. Thanks, Jayne. I appreciate that. I am not an advocate of blinders.

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  17. It would have been great if we could all live in our own shells, but that rarely happens :-(

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    1. If we hide, we cannot make a difference.

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  18. Sometimes "ignorance is bliss" but not for long. One can't change things they refuse to see or at least accept what they have no power over. Beautiful write!

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  19. Isn't it always the things we chose not to see that define our lives? Lovely idea for a story.

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  20. This is great! I need a pair of these glasses at present.

    Kate

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  21. So true. I fear far too many of us live that way, averting our eyes from what is clearly falling apart. Mind you, it would be pretty bleak to face it head on and still continue functioning day to day. I love this poem.

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