Take Seven: 26th June

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort, which is a conclusion to last week’s story.

Our words were:
bar, birthday, blink, cascade, chatter, cotton, croak, dry, face, faint, felt, naked, respite, rhythm, rippled, share, shield, silenced, tear, thirst, unheard

Today was her birthday, but for her no party or special treats to share with her friends. Her world was beautiful and serene, but she was in it alone bar animals and birds for company. Blue skies and cotton clouds drifted overhead like stepping stones on a rippled tide.
To quench her thirst, she dipped her hand into the gentle running water cascading around her naked toes. She lifted her cupped palm to her lips and felt the cool liquid soothe her dry throat.
She had to blink against the bright sunlight, shielding her face with her forearm, but it was relentless. Even in the shade of the huge elm there was no respite, then suddenly it was gone and she felt herself relax.
Soft classical music filtered through her head and recognising the song, she began to sing. It felt so good, her voice having been silenced for so long.
The birds temporarily stopped their chatter to listen, a captive audience to something novel and before unheard. Their gentle accompaniment enhanced her melody as her voice echoed through the trees, until it was just a faint memory on the breeze and lost in time.

The tear slipped down her cheek unnoticed as the nurse went scurrying off to get the doctor. The rhythm of the machines had changed, and a shaky hand raised itself from the bed.
‘Mother?’ she said croakily. ‘I’ve just had the weirdest dream……………’
Her prayers had been answered.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Take Seven: 26th June

  1. Wow, just wow. I enjoyed this.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    An excellent conclusion, I went back and re read part 1, a great conclusion . Nice one Di💜💜

  3. Oh wow. This was a beautiful conclusion, Di. I loved it ❣️

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  5. Carol anne says:

    awww Di! This is lovely! It touched me deeply! xoxo

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