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Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Third Definition


I am a transplant. My roots do not nestle easily into this hard, dry soil. I shake my seeds about me and wait for the rain, mildly longing for the taste of home.
                                                  wanted 33 words in a first-person narrative for this community-judged weekend.

56 comments:

  1. I love it. I shake my seeds about me.... very nice.

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  2. Shake, shake! Love the love. Thanks so much, Steph!

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  3. ahhhh longing for the taste of home. Yes!

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    1. Just a taste, though. Thanks, Barbara!

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  4. I've been a transplant many times myself, and "waiting for the rain" is not an easy thing to do. I really loved this-well done!

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    1. Not much else you can do with rain but wait for it. Thanks so much, Valerie!

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  5. Wow!What lovely imagery-fab words Kymm,loved this!

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    1. Glad you liked the words. Thanks, Atreyee!

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  6. Transplanted - moving- unsettled - wonderful description Kymm.

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    1. Yeah, you got it right. Thank you, Rambly!

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  7. Beautiful and poignant.I too have been often transplanted.

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    1. Repotted and then repotted again... Thank you, Jennifer!

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  8. This is a great metaphor for not fitting in as well.

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    1. No matter how much you dig. Thanks, Banker!

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  9. Awesome metaphor. You captured this feeling of homesickness rather well!

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    1. It's one I know well. Thank you, Draug!

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  10. Transplanted - wow :-)

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  11. you took this prompt in an entirely different direction. fantastic! one of my favorites. (: i kinda feel like i've been transplanted these past few months, haha

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    1. Major transplant for 30 years, minor ones about every decade. Thanks, Renada!

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  12. Informative and thought provoking response to the prompt.

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    1. Thank you so much, Colonialist! And you may experiment on my comments all you wish : )

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  13. Sorry, just seeing what would happen if I used my neglected Google blog ...

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  14. It certainly makes me look better to comment this way, doesn't it? Trouble is, you wouldn't get back to the post of mine you visited. Can't win!

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  15. The words are wonderfully descriptive. A poignant piece. Nicely done.

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  16. So beautifully done Kymm! I love your use of imagery. Fantastic use of the prompt!

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    1. So kind of you. Thank you, Suzanne!

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  17. I often feel like a transplant, so I related to this. Great imagery, too--I can picture this.

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    1. All it take is some feels. Thanks, Tina!

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  18. That second sentence is magic. wow. Great use of the prompt and stunning delivery of just 33 words.

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    1. Wow. Magic and stunning. I'm a bit overwhelmed. Thank you, Lance!

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  19. You have expertly captured the sense of what is like to be in exile; whether it be by choice, chance or circumstance. Brilliantly done, Kymm! :)

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    1. Glad to have gotten it across. Thank you so much, Tom!

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  20. I love what you did with this, very good!

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    1. Glad for the love. Thank you, Kenya!

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  21. Love the imagery of transplanted. Beautifully done as always?

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    1. Glad for the love. Thank you so much, Gina!

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    1. So true. But where is the heart? Thanks for reading, Green!

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  23. Wonderful words to describe homesickness :-)

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  24. This makes me long for spring. I know it's probably different sorts of seeds, but I'm so ready for warmer weather, and planting.

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    1. Seeds are seeds, and when it comes to digging in the dirt, spring is always too far away! Thanks, Tara!

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  25. This works on so many levels. (RogRites)

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    1. Happy it works. Thanks so much, Rog!

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  26. This is gorgeous - I absolutely loved it. The idea of shaking out seeds and waiting for them to take root, creating a home, a family in a new place - just perfect. Wonderful, wonderful piece.

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    1. Wow. So glad it spoke to you that way. Thanks for the love, Christine!

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  27. Oh how I hate the feeling but once the atmosphere suits you...bingo!

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    1. lol Or you suit the atmosphere. Thanks, Habiba!

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