Thursday, 18 March 2010

FLASH 55

Early years, caring for others,
casting her needs aside.
Mind and body in their prime,
ticking clock far from her mind.
His relief, as each month passes,
her desperation hidden inside.
Brimming with wisdom, bursting with love,
she welcomes her second chance.
But her body grows weak, time marches on,
Mother Nature will finally decide.


Flash Fiction - Each Friday, I compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. If you would like to join in the fun and games... post your story and report to the boss G-MAN. If you're not interested in contributing a story, feel free to read the other entries. I'm sure any comments you have would be appreciated.

Happy reading and writing!

19 comments:

Whitesnake said...

Brilliantly done my love.
Ya so good at this aye!
XXXX

KB said...

Aww, thanks babe xxxx

Ji said...

smart writing!
Happy Friday!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/55-how-do-you-relax-during-weekends/

mine is here,
thank you for checking me out!
cheers, ;)

Peter Stone said...

Very deep, loved that line about the ticking clock far from her mind. Sadly, doesn't stop it ticking...

My 55 is Everything I Lack

Buzzard said...

Let's hope mother nature is feeling kind and generous.

Mine is here: My Invisibility

G-Man said...

hey Karen...
Loved your 55
You got LOTS of time left baby..
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Brian Miller said...

wonderful 55...you are only as old as you think you are...hold back those clock hands just for a day. smiles.

my 55 is up!

Anonymous said...

I always told my mother-in-law that she seems much younger than her age, but I couldn't figure out her secret for the longest time. After visiting with someone older than myself but younger than my mother-in-law it dawned on me. She doesn't wear pants with an elastic waistband. Avoid those. That's what ages people. ;-)

anthonynorth said...

There's so much depth behind those words. Loved it.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking you've been thinking what I've been thinking. I never used to worry about the ticking ~ now it tends to ring loudly in my ears. Live life to its fullest every day and have no regrets (one of my mid-life mottos). Great 55!


I'm up after a few weeks off:
Friday Flash 55 ~ Pride

Hootin' Anni said...

This is superb!!!!

Here's mine Take Pleasure - 101

Have a super terrific weekend.

Mama Zen said...

Wow! This is excellent!

Maha said...

That was very beautiful. How we sometimes put all that we want aside then when everyone has left us and we are all by ourselves, we start to really care. But then, it's too late.

Mine is up!

Anonymous said...

may the blessing be with you.........................................

Alicia said...

I'm rooting for that second chance.


Here's mine: Coin Collectors

Missy said...

No red, no smoking, plenty of rest, eats lots of veggies and less red meat.

Relax, enjoy the time of creating, things will fall into place when the stress isn't there.

Hugs muah

PattiKen said...

Nicely done. "Her desperation hidden inside." Very poignant.

My 55 is up here.

KB said...

Thank you for all your kind words :)

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