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Friday, September 20, 2013

10 March 2003 (Time Travel)

Rising from this autumn solstice, I step onto the path I wore thin. My heart flutters with the scent of lilac and my need for your surgeon to say We got it all.

33 words for  who urged us to time travel and specify the year. I, of course, travel to Pep. 1-4-3

44 comments:

  1. OH. Oh my friend. Yes, my prayer matches yours.
    the words were such good ones, the path worn thin, the waft of lilacs, the urgent need, all plain and palpable.

    xo
    Happy Friday Kymm.

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    1. Glad it spoke to you, Kir! Thanks, and xo

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  2. Powerful words. Lilacs were my dad's favorite. They featured in a number of pieces I wrote about him last year after he passed...

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    1. Sorry to hear that, but glad this brought you some good thoughts.
      Thank you, Margit!

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    1. Thank you - for feeling the ache as well, Jennifer.

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  4. I suspect there is so much story beyond the thirty-three. Nicely done!

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    1. As there always is, Janna. Thanks so much!

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  5. Like Janna, I see a lot behind this story. The emotions pours out of this piece. Nicely done.

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    1. Take what you will from it, lumdog. And thank you, sir.

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  6. Good job as ever Kymm. I'm glad that you have left it to the reader to interpret and imagine what lies between and behind the words. No explanation required - as it should be (for me anyway).

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    1. I'm glad you could make your own story from it.
      Thanks you so much, Paul!

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  7. Geez, Kymm.. heartbreaking. Beautiful, fully realized piece.

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    1. Yeah, I wanted to go back to before the heartbreak : )
      Thank you for such kind words, Steph!

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  8. It's amazing how much you conveyed with so few words. Really great.

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    1. That's wonderful to hear. Thank you, Kristin!

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  9. We went down similar roads with this prompt. Lovely, heartbreaking piece.

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    1. Oh... I hope not, Ivy! Thank you for the lovely.

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  10. What succinct and powerful thought!

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  11. This is so lovely, Kymm. I've worn a few paths thin myself. They're hard roads to travel. Sending love and light. xx

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    1. Thanks for the lovely, Tri! Gratefully accepting the love and light also : )

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  12. That is a lot of power in so few words. Excellent use of the prompt!

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    1. Powerful emotions will do that, I guess. Thanks so much, Joe!

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  13. This had such power it flattened me. A punch in the gut. Perfect.

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    1. Oh, ouch. Sorry.
      I guess you've forgiven me, though : ) Thanks, Tina!

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  14. This is an amazing piece. The emotion you've packed into it is incredible.

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    1. Oh, my. Thank you for that, Wisper!
      The emotion was already there, but glad you could feel it.

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  15. Beautiful. Powerful. Moving. I thought this was so well done.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you, Mary Beth!

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  16. So sad.. and so well done in a mere 33 words.

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    1. Still sad, yeah.
      Thank you, Björn!

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  17. What a heartfelt story.
    -Alicia Audrey

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  18. The feeling of waiting for the Dr.'s call is like no other. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    1. You said it, Deana.
      Thank you for reading my story!

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  19. Tragic, and gorgeously written, Kymm. My heart is crying right now, and bursting with admiration as well, that you can take 33 words and create such a thing of beauty from such pain. I'm sending you love and light too:)

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    1. Tragic... if anyone would have asked, I would have selected mundane...
      Thank you so much for those lovely words of yours, Valerie.
      (Doubling up on the love and light - can never have too much of that!)

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  20. Beautiful and heart-wrenching. Love the reference to lilacs – scent is such a powerful actor on our memories. Certain smells take me right back to my grandmother's side.

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    1. Yes, scent is powerful, but sometimes it takes me a minute to remember where...
      Thanks so much, Suzanne!

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  21. I could almost hear a sigh of relief.

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    1. Hmm. I wish : )
      Thanks for reading, Tara!

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