The Unkept Promise

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He had promised her that he would be back home before she knew it. Jamie had to leave on the 9 o’clock train, and Violet was not invited. Jamie’s parents had not invited her to the gathering because she was not the kind of girl that they approved of. When he sat down in the seat on the passenger train, he had regret as they pulled away from the terminal and crossed the first bend of the mountain. He wouldn’t be able to keep that promise. He was not coming back.

This post was written in response to Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Promises.

Untold Story

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Maya Angelou was one of my favorite people, activists, authors, and women on this planet, and her story changed lives merely by being told. It healed her to tell those words that had forsaken her, and I have always been able to relate to her words and her circumstances. She brought goosebumps upon my skin when she spoke and again when I read her words. She is, and will always be, one of the greatest human beings this world ever encountered. If she had never told her stories and kept them inside, there would never have been folks like me that find peace within her words. If she had kept inside her untold stories, I would not be the writer and person that I am today.

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – December 16, 2021

The Notable Silence

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Francis Bacon was not wrong to speak these words because silence is notable when you want to learn something about a person who surrounds you, whether you know them well or not.

Sometimes your silence can bring about truth from people, and they do not realize they have even revealed themselves to you. This is why they say, “Silence is golden.”

xoxo, E.M.

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Family Makes the World Go Around – #WDYS 110

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The friendly cat meows in the breeze of a sunny day, and she rubs up against the basket filled with fruit, purring loudly and stretching her back against the weave.

The boy says, “Grandma, sit with me a moment! Let me show you what I’ve found!”

Grandma sat beside him and giggled at his amusement with his laptop, “Dear boy, what have you found?” she asks.

The boy says frankly, “Our family tree!”

The cat looks away as she hears a sound in the distance, and Grandma moves closer to see the screen of his laptop.

“Well, isn’t that something? The whole family is there…” She points her finger around at the various names that sat upon the digital tree.

“Grandma, where is my brother’s name…he’s not there?”

The little boy did not know the grown things of their family, like the fact that his brother was adopted into the family.

She spoke with compassion and said, “Remember this, my dear grandson…blood is not always the family you keep. There are those that embrace our lives with their goodness that have no blood in common. Be excited about them too. Family means everything!”

The boy smiled at his grandmother as she sat there fiddling with a piece of stick, and he knew exactly what she was saying. He added his own entry to the tree with his brother’s name. “Family makes the world go around, right Grandma!”

She patted him on the head and nodded in agreement. The kitty followed her as she walked inside.

This was written for Sadje’s WDYS #110 and Eugi’s Weekly Prompt about “compassion”.

There’s Peace in Solitude – #WDYS 109

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The clouds cast shadows upon the rocky mountains in the most beautiful way.

The fog lingers there bringing an adventure for any who would approach them.

The lake reflects the mystery of the retreat, bringing sparkles from the skyline.

The church and the cabin overlook the enigma of the lake and its creatures.

The trees and mountains give them shelter from any storm to come.

This looks like peace, solitude, warmth, and relaxation…

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? and Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.