Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Ruins"


Georgia knew she must go through the devastating ruins, the spoils of the past. She knew it wouldn’t be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever was.

There were always lessons to be learned, even in tragedy. Surely there must be something left behind that mattered, that could be salvaged. 

She was determined to find value here, and reclaim it as her own.

Story & Photo: McGuffy Ann Morris


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Word Prompt: Ruins

40 comments:

  1. Oh my,Georgia must have had a good reason to be so determined. There must have been something she needed to bring back from her past to make her feel complete. Everything in that old delapitated house must be in poor condition from mildew and decay.
    Blessings on your Sunday Ann.
    Hugs, JB

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    1. It is hard to know what motivates people. Sometimes it is merely memories, or simply love. Hugs.

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  2. A diamond in the rough. I can see the promise it holds. The house would be happy to have a family again.

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    1. That is a very sweet comment, Gail. Thanks.

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  3. "There were always lessons to be learned, even in tragedy"...best line :) Loved the positivism at the end...good work :)

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    1. I really appreciate that, Sushree. Thank you.

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  4. That is called survival ... you won't if you can't find a positive to extinguish the negative. Well done, McGuffy Ann ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Sometimes that is what one is looking for, a positive. Thanks, Andrea.

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  5. Wow, that's haunting. But I loved that there was a sense of hope in the last line, too. :)

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    1. I appreciate this. Yes, hope drives us, doesn't it?

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  6. agh! you always leave me wanting more of the story!

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    1. Now, I take that as an honour! Thank you!

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  7. You are a good story teller:)

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  8. Excellent, and nice photo too.

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  9. Reminds me of people going through what is left of their houses after a hurricane -- there's almost always something to salvage, and there are many lessons there.

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    1. Yes, Mimi, I can see that. You are very right.

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  10. "She knew it wouldn’t be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever was!"
    so true.. I just loved dis line! good work :)

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    1. Swathi, I thank you for your wonderful comment.

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  11. Great poem! That's a nice house! : )

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  12. So short, yet so beautiful - but don't leave us hanging. How does it go on?

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    1. Claudia, I appreciate your kind comments. Maybe I will continue the story.

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  13. Wow! You packed in so much in so few sentences! Now I want to know the rest of the story. :)

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    1. Talon, that is a great comment; I appreciate that you think that.

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  14. I enjoyed this one! I loved the prompt for this week as well.
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  15. Being strong is the only option...holding on can be so depleting.

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  16. Sometimes you have to do some hard work to reclaim what is valuable. Nicely penned. :)

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    1. That is so very true, Shail. It is worth it to have the patience.

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  17. Hmmm... what is she looking for? Something tangible, or something within her? Interesting....

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    1. It is hard to know another's journey. We each must follow our heart.

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