Category: vignettes

A Vignette from My Life: #5

They walked until the girl’s feet were aching with blisters.  She didn’t say a word, though, just excitedly sat on the swing, not wanting the moment to end. They covered all topics typical to a first day.  And then some. Was it really possible for two people to be such a perfect match?

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A Vignette from My Life: #4

In three hours, the road would be theirs. An autumn road trip with leaves shimmering like gold–all to celebrate the girl’s birthday. Unfortunately, three hours was not soon enough. The boy barely knocked on the door when she threw it open, smiling and jabbering excitedly. And then he just said it: “I don’t think I…

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A Vignette from My Life: #3

The sun scorched the day, yet a smile brightened the girl’s face.  Her toes drew lazy circles in the still water as her pole hung loosely from her hand. Suddenly, tension pulled the pole, and the girl excitedly jerked up, slowly reeling in her first fish.  Squealing in delight, the girl’s smile brightened even more,…

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A Vignette from My Life: #2

Numbness tore through her heart the moment he walked out the door.  She idly rubbed the finger the ring once encircled, feeling so much that she felt nothing at all. Deep down, she felt that it was over–she felt her life would be better.  She didn’t know this, though.  She felt as if she didn’t…

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A Vignette from My Life: #1

She jumped as his phone flipped through the air, the graceful motion ending when it struck the fridge and fell to the floor. Without an apology or even a fluid stream of profanity, he ignored his phone.  And her.  Instead, he reached into the small freezer and pulled out a bottle.  The door didn’t even…

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Vignettes from My Life

In my attempt to shake the previously mentioned feeling of discontentment, I’ve decided to start writing creatively.  I honestly haven’t written anything since I graduated from grad school back in May of 2012 . . . at least nothing that wasn’t connected to my lesson plans.  I used to enjoy writing, so I decided to…

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