And in the spirit of NaNo, I decided "why not?"
While I am not as dedicated a writer as some other people I follow, I do enjoy writing and I think the linkup is cool.
This week's prompt is: Memories.
Here I go! Eeek! I get so nervous posting my work for people to read.
Word Count: 183
Thoughts swirled in my head, round and round. I remembered my life before everything changed. I thought how it had been so beautiful and warm not even five years ago, before the Great Fever wiped out over half the community, and those I’d loved had fallen to its vicious grip. I thought about having to leave the cozy cottage Father had built for he and Mum when they were first married. I thought of the dirt falling on my brother’s coffin and my mother’s cloak of mourning being whipped back and forth in the wind. I thought of how, instead of being welcomed into my Uncle and Aunt’s home, we’d been taken in because it was their duty as relatives to care for us in times of hardship. I wondered how Mum’s sister had turned into such an old biddy when Mum had grown to be…. Mum.
I closed my eyes wearily, the burning feeling of unshed tears making them hot and red. My hand lay listlessly against the rough wood of the wall. I wondered if I was cursed to be unhappy.
There! I did it!
Join the Once Upon a Time... linkup:
~Post a selection from your current WIP no larger than 500 words to your blog.
~If there is a prompt, make sure your section fits the requirements.
~Add the Once Upon a Time... linkup button:
~Connect your link using the linkup button on Wednesdays (they will always be held on Wednesdays)!
~And voila, you are done! Don't forget to visit the other blogs and drop a line.
And go check out Stories in the Mind, it's a really fun blog and so much fun to read.