Haunting Memories


Haunting Memories 

a brisk memory came upon the wings of the elderly lady,

she had once seen the brilliance of a country in all its glory,

at the cost of millions, her eyes watered from prickly tears –

a heart woven into two world wars and desperation for her family,

thoughts haunted her still, alone at night


I had a lunch break and decided to attempt a 55 word story. I am participating in dVerse MeetingTheBar: Getting Tight (in here). Today’s prompt was inspired by Brian. Here is your birthday present. Happy birthday Brian!! 🙂

I really enjoy being a part of dVerse, it has been a positive environment to challenge myself and be inspired by so many talented writers. I have had such struggles with attempting prompts in the past – to the point that I gave up trying.

Today I let my mind venture and I saw an image of an elderly woman. The words are the visual that played in my head though limited in word. It was much more elaborate in my mind. 😉

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19 Responses to Haunting Memories

  1. annotating60 says:

    I thought it was very evocotive for being so brief.>KB

  2. claudia says:

    oh heck…those that lived through the two world wars.. seen so much suffering.. i can imagine that even after many years those images still flood to the surface

    • That is what I image too Claudia. I sometimes see older people and wonder about all the history that they have captured in my minds. I love to get my grandma talking when she does she surprises me every time with her history and her perspectives.

  3. G-Man says:

    You’ve painted the picture of memories quite nicely.
    Thank You for contributing to the Friday Funfest
    Loved your lamenting 55
    Thanks again for visiting and playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

    • Thank you G-man! I am glad I gave this a try it was challenging, but gave me a better appreciation for being “tight” words. Hope you have a “Kick Ass Week-End: too!

  4. brian miller says:

    i bet those thoughts would haunt…there is a whole generation there that lived through so much int he way of war, desolation and reconstruction….hard not to live through that and not carry baggage…

    • Hi Brian! Hope you had a great birthday!

      There were several years when I was fixated on the two world wars; especially, II I spent so much time reading and watching documentaries. I have thought about the impact that it must have had on people – my mind often goes into wondering how did they get through that and what do they feel now? This week I watched something that stirred those thoughts and I have spent a lot of time with my grandma so I think that this story was my mind musing over many “deep” thoughts. 🙂

  5. What memories… Very nicely penned

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    I’m so glad you are a part of dVerse.

  7. Margaret says:

    Our dearest loved ones, dead, and the lessons they fought for never learned… but repeated… It is too much for anyone to endure… Lovely, sad 55.

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