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Remembering childhood again thanks to The Daily Post

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As I have been caught amidst a whirlwind of weddings and autumn colds I have decided to combine the last two assignments with this one vignette. The task was to describe a favourite meal from childhood, and a childhood home. So here is fruit pastilles and a house at the side of the forest…

 

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Blades of grass erupted from the ground beside the doorway and continued as linear soldiers across endless metres until the forest floor interrupted them with mud. At the bottom of this greenery a colossal mass of trees extended into the daunting never-end.

Her bedroom window offered a viewfinder into the mysterious world that loomed at the end of the garden. By moonlight the world whispered an infinite abyss of darkness in return. Her four foot frame would fit cosily within the nook of the windowsill. Her nose would turn pink pressed against the cool glass, puffing winged steam trails with every exhale. In her pockets she would find week old fruit pastilles bought by the father she missed. They granted sweet comfort as she held them on her tongue, sucking the sugar crystals, prolonging their life for as long as possible.

She would find flickers of movement. Watching her watching them. Until she would turn off the lights and let the darkness envelop.

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  1. Andrey Lychik says: Reply

    Get better soon!

    1. Thanks Andrey, you too! 🙂

  2. Short and precise! The way you combined these two assignments is praiseworthy. Great job!

  3. Short and precise! The way you combined these two assignments is praiseworthy. Great job!

  4. Very nice! You have the ability to say a lot in such a short piece. I could see the little girl sitting next to the window watching the little animals outside and making winged steam trails on the window pane. I enjoyed it.

  5. Very nice! You have the ability to say a lot in such a short piece. I could see the little girl sitting next to the window watching the little animals outside and making winged steam trails on the window pane. I enjoyed it.

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