Thursday, 18 March 2010


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!


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


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

  3. 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

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

    Mine is here: My Invisibility

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

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

    my 55 is up!

  7. 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. ;-)

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

  9. 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

  10. This is superb!!!!

    Here's mine Take Pleasure - 101

    Have a super terrific weekend.

  11. 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!

  12. 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

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

    My 55 is up here.

  14. Thank you for all your kind words :)