Saturday, July 16, 2016

Her Books

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Alone, Abigail kept her house and yard as neat and tidy as she kept herself. She was friendly with her neighbours, but did not seem to have visitors of any kind. Busy with their own lives, they left Abigail to her own solitary life. 

Time and circumstance had written Abigail's story, and she held the books as proof. On a shelf in her attic, she kept these books in pristine condition. The photographs in these books told the true story of a once happy family: her own. 


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Word Prompt: "Book"

21 comments:

  1. Ohhhh. Break my heart! Could you write another six and find her more happiness....boy you hit a chord... people like this make me so sad!

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    1. This is Abigail's story. There are other stories for other people. Some break our heart; some heal our heart. Hugs.

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  2. It must be hard to be the last one left in the family.

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  3. Life is what you make it sometimes. I would grieve for Abigail but I have known people just as lonely in a crowd.

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    1. That is very true, Ann. However, we do not know why she is alone, or where her family is. No one asks. And, still she goes on.

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  4. Yep, that's life, and it isn't always happy.

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    1. You are right, Brian. Sometimes, through no fault of our own, we face loss. We are left with memories. The memories can haunt us but also can comfort us. We have no choice but to carry on.

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  5. Now I want the rest of the story, you pulled me right in.

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    1. Everyone has their own way of dealing with loss....her books must have been a great help for her. Great story! 😊

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  6. I am not sure Abigail is unhappy. Just because she is now alone and living a solitary life doesn't mean she is sad and lonely. I like the story that I read even if it isn't the one you wrote. :)

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    1. I am not sure about Abigail. I told her story. How the reader sees and feels it is interesting to me. You may be right about her. Thank you! Hugs.

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  7. How sad.

    You do these so well. I should try some of these prompts soon.

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    1. Gail, I always appreciate your thoughts. Thank you for your kind comment. I really value that. Hugs

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  8. We agree with Patricia. Maybe Abigail is okay with her life the way it is?

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    1. It interesting how people interpret things, real or not.

      Perhaps Abigail has just accepted things. Sometimes it is just a matter of accepting "it is what it is".

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  9. I think Abigail is lonely.
    I think these six sentence stories are tough... but I am not a writer.

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  10. I find a key in the location that she keeps these photographs, the memories they hold bring her both happiness and great sadness. There is more to this tale than meets the eye. Perhaps we all have a few photo albums that we treasure but can not often bear to see. Excellent 6SS Annie! <3

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  11. Yet again you capture our hearts and imaginations so easily!!! Always leaving us wanting more. :)

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