Day 1 of the challenge!
My theme is NIFTY NUGGETS. Little nuggets of writing based on a photo, a phrase and an object, which is designed to encourage lean, tight writing. I’m aiming for a word count of under 300 words.
Thank you to L.Diane Wolfe for providing the beautiful photo prompts. You can visit her blog to check out more pictures.
PHRASE – standing on solid rock
OBJECT – wicker chair
Sploosh! Your promise is a drop, suspended in time.
In that frozen millisecond, it draws me in to the memory of long ago. In my dream I see the stepping stones that we played on. As we jumped from one to the next, the solid ground would anchor our playful feet and we felt safe and secure. Nothing would change. You were always waiting at the end of the stepping stone journey, seated in the multi-toned, retro wicker chair that swung gently from the branch of the old oak tree at the end of the yard.
The drop does not remain suspended forever. The journey continues, and the drop is lost, swept away at first into a gentle stream, extending outward, in ever-widening hoops to become a swirling maelstrom.
Now the chair is gone. The rope hangs forlorn. The stones are insignificant… reduced to nothing more than concrete slabs of adornment.
The sploosh of a promise impacts the ever-widening ripples of my existence.