100 Word Wednesday: “9/11 Collateral Childhood

Image by Cyranny

Its Time again for the next installment of a weekly post 100 Word Wednesday. It’s a writing prompt meme by

100 Word Wednesday: Week 138

which invites others to share in the joys and creativity of micro fiction. Visit her blog for a full explaination of how to participate:

My entry for the week will be a carry on from last week’s and a combination with yesterday’s Twittering Tales post. Enjoy.

“I still can’t believe it. She was here… gone? Her parents said that she was just going on a short trip to Pennsylvania for chemo and would certainly be back for Monday school.
I should have told her how I feel before she got on that plane. All those summers playing near that creepy old building. Cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, boyfriend and … gone?
If I had it to do over, like in the movies, I’d tell her. I’d tell her not to go. Why’d she have to use that old beat up suitcase her dad gave her?”

(99 words)

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Now it’s your turn.

-mike

Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge: “Remember”

Welcome to a new Weekly Post/Tag on the Recovering Know It All. Kia’s Friday Haiku Challenge. Sadly, we had no other participants from last week. 😦
The rules are simple:

  • Either choose or take a picture related to the theme or word of the week, or feel free to use the Picture provided on my post
  • Create a HaiKu accordingly, three lines of poetry 5, 7, then 5 syllables in length.
  • Post to your blog, link to mine, and post the link to yours here in the comments below. You’ll have all weekend and up until the following Friday to enter.
  • With the next Friday’s post I’ll be doing a Round-up of participants with their links for readers to follow back to yours to enjoy and perhaps add to the fun with their own.

What fun we’ll have. Why not join in? Here is mine for this week…

Life changed forever

Men, women, husbands and wives

Still September 12th

Eighteen years of war

When can we say “that’s enough”?

Time to bring them home.

We never forget

All our lives changed. We still grieve

But we must Move On.

-mike

We remember the victims of 9/11 and mourn the loss of those who have died since then in wars and on missions for our country’s protection and defense.

We remember another 9/11, one in 2012 where our Ambassador and four servicemen were killed trying to defend a position that was being overrun and attacked by militants. Those responsible at the time for sending help did nothing while they fought to save other’s lives.

We remember them too, how they callously yelled at the People’s Representatives “What does it matter?”. At that point, she didn’t care about their deaths. We do. It Matters to US.

Their lives, their sacrifices, their gifts of All… Mattered, and still do to those who remember. We can move on. We can continue. The tragedy of eighteen or seven years ago need not define or limit us. Let it give us strength and resolve to do wha needs to he done. We can Move On. But… Don’t forget.

Well, there is my try for today. Why not give it a try? Do your own post and drop a link or just comment below. Let’s do this!!

-mike

100 Word Wednesday: “Shes Gone”

Image by Cyranny

This will be a new weekly post 100 Word Wednesday. It’s a writing prompt meme by https://bikurgurl.com/2019/09/11/100-word-wednesday-week-137/ which invites others to share in the joys and creativity of micro fiction. I’ll let her explain:

How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin….

  1. Simply check my feed, or search the reader, for the 100WW or tag #100WW, post each Wednesday. I’ll also be posting on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Feeds.
  2. Write your submission on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Feed and ping back to the weekly blog post. Feel free to use the image provided or your own. Please do credit the artist whose image we use — Links provided.
  3. I have not enabled automatic pingbacks due to a plethora of spam messages attempting to link up. Do feel free to also continue posting your links and I will enable your pingbacks as I check my blog. Thank you for understanding!!
  4. I’ll provide a Weekly Summary, or Windup, of posts on or by Tuesday; take the opportunity to read and comment on your fellow bloggers posts {keeping in mind to give each other grace and space}. I try to read them all and post your submission in the Weekly Windup.
  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!

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My entry for the week.

She was gone. He couldn’t believe it, but it was true. One moment he was waiting at the bottom of the steps noticing her bike still untouched from last Friday’s return from school, the next he found himself here staring into the eyes of the boy in the fountain who’s gaze was as motionless as his own.
“What now”, he asked himself as if he were the one surrounded by waters he could not part, as catatonic and immobile as the one he stared at. As if the boy would answer a question he himself hadn’t solved yet.
“She’s gone”.
(100 words)

-mike