I have another blog. I haven’t shared it before today, but today’s writing prompt, *Childhood Revisited, seemed to fit best on the other side. The stories I share are from memory, and sometimes will be raw and brutally honest. Everyone has a past. This one is mine.
Why do very old memories lose their color over time? They seem to fade like early snapshots from an old Brownie box camera, and yet, even lacking color they do not lose their emotion.
Standing there, holding onto the coffee table for balance, she looks to the front door of the apartment they live in. There is a couch behind her and in front of the coffee table there is a reading chair by the window. Though tiny of stature she can sense that the room is small.
Then the door opens, and there is her father filling the space of the door frame. As he walks in he smiles and looks down at her. Dressed in creased and pressed military slacks and a white undershirt, he wears his cap folded flat and tucked in at the waist. She notices there is something on his shoulder. Reaching up to…
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How lovely for a kitten from your father to be your first memory. And we get another blog from you too.
Thank you, Annie. I think this one stuck with me because it was the first time I had ever seen a kitten before. Well, that and the fact that my father had such a big smile on his face!
Thank you for this reblogged article and the link.
Greetings from the North Norfolk coast
Hello Kausbernd! The story and the link to the other blog are both mine. I’m glad you like them. 🙂
Interesting writing prompt. I like your other blog ..read through some of the posts. You tell a story quite well.
Janet, Thank you for your comment and the compliment! Sometimes a good thing comes along and you just have to run with it. I found this an easy assignment.
Aw I wish my first memory evolved a little kitten I think I that is one of the best first memories you can have! Shows your love for animals I think. 🙂
Thanks, and yes, I do love animals… although I think my husband would prefer I loved them a little less.
Owner of: 2 dogs, 2 cats, 5 geese, 8 chickens, and 4 guinea hens! 😉
Awww Guinea hens are so cute! I have only seen them in pictures but I think I might love them. Well at home here we have 2 dogs 1 cat and 2 betta fish, but it is a constant challenge to keep the numbers down. I hope to one day live on a farm, actually by then it might be a zoo! lol
(Warning: Guinea Hens are great, but they are also incredibly LOUD.)
..Hmmm..maybe I better build the barn a bit farther from my house then….XD
Good idea! 😉