Sarah is our host for the Saturday Mix challenges.
This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of OPPOSITES.
Our challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing.
You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.
Our words this week are:
– imprison and free
– break and mend
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Magic is a wonderful thing. He knew the only way to keep her safe was to imprison her, but in such a way as to give the illusion she was free.
She could come and go as she pleased, play with the animals and be at one with Nature, knowing none would hurt her. But should she come close to break his protective barriers, something would distract her and guide her back into the fold.
It was not a bad life. She wanted for nothing.
She had friends, but unbeknown to her they were illusions too.
Her presence was a means to mend his broken heart at the loss of his beloved, but he accepted this could not be permanent, and at some stage she would start to ask questions.
Until then, he was her guardian and loyal companion, a playful puppy forever at her side as she enjoyed the wonders of childhood.
Yes, magic is a wonderful thing.
So sweet. I want to know more.
Thats a lovely story, great use of the prompts and such a sweet bond between dog and human. Well done.
Thanks Mason. The bond between dogs and humans can be very strong. I know it was with Maggie.
Indeed it can. Lucy dog and I have a strong bond, She’s never more than a few feet from me.
That scared the crap out of me!
Interesting comment Jen, It wasn’t meant to be scary, just protective as the circumstances aren’t revealed.
It’s a response based on my past. But yes, I found it very frightening.!
I am so sorry for the bad memory Jen. My story was based on love though.
Oh no need to apologize. You had no idea. See I grew up in a fundamentalist religion that believes women are precious and yet much like children who need a man to care for them. That story reminded me of that.
I don’t believe that way or live that way today.
I think it wouldn’t be a terrible thing to be imprisoned in a lovely garden with a playful puppy.
~cie from poetry of the netherworld~
Especially when keeping someone you love safe
Your story reminded me of a book I absolutely loved by Dot Hutchinson called “The Butterfly Garden”. Just some random similarities.
Hi Christine. I’ve never heard of this book, but it sounds charming.
Well, I should mention that it is a little dark. It is about a man who kidnaps girls and keeps them as his butterflies in a garden. I don’t recall it being horribly graphic or anything but it just reminded me of someone keeping another being, just wanting them to live in their own idea.
Wonderful story! Girl’s best friend – much better than diamonds!
Can’t beat a pup (well, unless you prefer kitties).