Sue Vincent of Daily Echo asks us to use the image below as inspiration to create a post on our own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever we choose, by noon (GMT) Wednesday 3rd July and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up. There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.
For visually challenged writers, the monochrome image shows an empty corridor with several doors opening in a line, one after the other…
‘As one door closes, another opens, or at least a window’.
It was one of Nanna’s favourite sayings, especially when things were not going to plan and disappointment always seemed to be knocking.
‘There are doors of opportunity,’ she’d say, ‘doors of decision, and doors of foolishness. Whichever one you chose, it is, afterall, your choice and you must make the best of it.’
Nell had certainly had her fair share of bad calls, or ‘wrong doors’ throughout her life. She had missed several opportunities by being too timid and lacking confidence in the work place, married the wrong guy, bought the wrong car or house and invested in the wrong company, but she had come through it all with her head high and accepted her fate.
Now she was facing a different threshold, and as she stared down the corridor smiled ruefully, wondering what Nanna would make of this and if she would be waiting for her at the other end.
I love where this prompt took you. A great story.
You’re welcome 😉
Brilliant, Di. Loads of back story… loads of possibilities 🙂
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Hi, I have just tagged you for “ Not my verse “
Thanks Sadje. Will get to it asap.
Here is the link.
done and passed on!
I like the way all those setbacks didn’t stop her, after all that is what makes up a life. Nicely done.
Hi Iain, thanks for commenting.
Clever use of Sue’s prompt, and the question at the end will probably haunt me all day…
I thought I’d try a different angle………..
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Wow! This was such a different take on the prompt usage. Very clever. I truly enjoyed reading this.
sad but it happens to one and all. At least she’s made her peace with it
Thank you Bette.
I always worry about doors opening, supposing it’s the wrong door?
The problem is when we go through and the damn thing slams behind us!
We keep a spare key in the shed for such emergencies!
Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.
This is lovely Di, I’d like to think Nanna was there waiting 💜
Nice take on the photo…I can relate in many ways (although I’m not at the end of the corridor yet).
Me neither, and hopefully that particular corridor is long into the future.
Esoteric is always good….I like! x
I’m pleased! Thank you
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