FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #33

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Going down had been so easy. One step after the other, down, down, down into the depths of despair. So easy, she hadn’t really noticed until she hit rock bottom.
Her life was like a mud pool, her dreams slipping out of her reach, so why bother when she could stay awhile and let everything wash over her.
She lay there, thinking, reflecting, realising there should be more to her life than what was on offer. She was cold now, and then angry.
Time to reverse the trend of acceptance of put downs resulting in low self esteem.
She stood, braced her shoulders for the long climb out of the hole she had almost allowed to bury her.
One step at a time.
Shaky at first, but slowly then surely, up, up until the top was within her grasp.
One last push and she would be free.
She could do this.

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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10 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #33

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Great use of the prompt, worked really well

  2. cagedunn says:

    Great story! Loved it.

  3. Prior... says:

    Well done – so interesting

  4. Carol anne says:

    Awesome story Di! I love it!

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