It’s Friday, and you know what that means… the weekend is near! And also Friday Fictioneers, of course.
When they ask if she really wants it, she says yes. Her lungs feel sore afterwards, as if they have frosted over. She lays a hand on her chest and feels the silence resonate.
When she gets home, she takes her mother’s crystal glass and throws it against the wall. She stares at the pieces, not blinking until tears roll down her cheeks. But they taste of nothing.
She smashes more until the floor looks built of crystal.
When her mother follows later, slipping between her fingers, she can’t even feel glad that she has no heart to get broken.
Word count: 100
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Happy Roald Dahl day! Mr Dahl was born on this day, 101 years ago. If you’ve been around here a while, you might know that I’ve found a friend or two in his writing, but if you’re still waiting to dive into his books, here is a list to help you choose the right book for the right occasion.
For an adventure, try…
James and the Giant Peach. If you’re in the mood to travel but feel too cosy at home, this is the book for you. Get ready for a wild journey with a tinge of magic, a series of mad schemes, and a very unusual cast of characters.
The BFG. The ingredients (magic… mad plans… unusual characters…) are the same, the story wildly different. But both books dare you to be brave, and to follow your dreams even if they take you in unexpected directions.
For an empowering read, try…
Matilda. It’s a story of mind over matter, sprinkled with moments of humour and hope. It encourages you to persevere, to believe in your abilities, and to stand up for what you believe in. It also makes a pretty good case for reading all the books you can get your hands on!
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” — Matilda to her friend Lavender
For something uplifting, try… Read More
This week’s photo challenge is ‘waiting‘. I took this on a lazy afternoon some winters ago. Who knows who the open doors are inviting in?
Does this awaken a sense of anticipation in you? Let me know! Thanks for visiting my little blog, and until next time.