Day 3 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 – what the cat dragged in
OBJECT – post-its
Tabby cat brings home odds and ends. Today it’s a battered hat. Tomorrow a cardboard box. The next day, who knows? The weekly what-the-cat-dragged-in game has been a long-standing tradition in our household.
The day Tabby brought home a pink mitten, the vigil stopped. The post-its disappeared from the bulletin board, the fridge and every other available space where they’d normally make an appearance as part of the ongoing search, trying to make sense of the nightmare.
The post-its seemed to offer some sort of consolation.
It was something constructive.
At least we were trying. Each little square represented a piece of the puzzle.
Let me tell you about the vigil.
Picture fingers of misty sunlight streaming from above. Dappled shadows dancing on granite rocks, bathing the hollow area in a ghost-like mist, wrapping the meditative figure in a cascade of light. That’s the image of my beloved wife that haunts me the most… well, besides the one or two occasions when she’d return from her cavern vigil (as we referred to it) haggard and dishevelled…
The flood of light…
A flood of post-its…
Both abandoned now. Tucked far away, buried in a special place together with the unspeakable memory of the day they came to take her away…