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Sunday, October 20, 2013

I am inspired again this weekend to post 33 words for Trifecta. The challenge this time:

"Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It's like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”  We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character)."
 
 
 
The Long, Slow Amnesia
 My mother’s puzzled frightened eyes, searching for sense.
“Are you my sister or my daughter?” she asks me.
No terror can match hers, but mine is right there beside it, holding its hand.
 
 
 

15 comments:

  1. OH that's a good one; very touching and hits close to home as well.

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  2. My fear as well. Very well written.

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  3. Alzheimers and dementia are devastating to witness. Don't want to see loved ones suffering like that. Good topic......sad topic but, well-written post, ya know what I mean. :)

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  4. Oh Elaine, I think you've encompassed the difficult moment so very well. Heartbreaking and terrifying.

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  5. Tragic, but so tenderly and beautifully written.

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  6. You bring truth and grace together beautifully here. Nicely done my friend.

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  7. This is a very real fear, told with compassion. Thank you for linking up. Don't forget to vote.

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  8. Horrible, indeed. Tenderly written.

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  9. This is so sad, but a reality far too often.

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  10. This is sad and powerful work.

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  11. Oh, yes. That puzzlement. That fright. Excellent.

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  12. So heartbreaking! You've told it with tenderness and compassion. That is a real fear indeed.

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  13. This was really powerful, and I've seen this fear in action when I used to work at the nursing home enough to know how well you wrote about it. Nicely done.

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