Saturday, October 19, 2013

Holding on For Dear Life

I know your arm is tired.  And I’ll bet your ear is getting sore.  But hearing your voice on this line is the only reassurance I have that you’ll ever come home again.

A “quiet desperation” type of fear inspired this piece-the gnawing kind that has to be lived with day in and day out for a long, long time.  Picture credit here.

 

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/10/trifextra-week-ninety.html

22 comments:

  1. Lovely and gentle, so gentle. *sigh*

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  2. This is excellent Valerie, waiting never ends...

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  3. Such a true expression of need. Well done.

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  4. Such a creative take on the prompt Valerie! Beautifully written. :)

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  5. Wow. That is a very intense fear.

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  6. A lovely piece of writing and a clever take on the prompt.

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  7. I really liked this; it could apply to so many situations.

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  8. This is a lovely piece of writing. I can relate so well.

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  9. Oh, the waiting...

    This is beautiful, Valerie. But you're always are!

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  10. that fear must be one of the worst...

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  11. I really like this, Valerie! This reminds me of a Christmas call that we had with my cousin during one of his tours in Afghanistan. There were several-second delays after speaking, and he wasn't real talkative, because of the time difference he should've been sleeping. But no one wanted to end the call.

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  12. This is a fear I can only imagine. And am glad not to have to. Thanks for linking up! Be sure to come back and vote for your favorites.

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  13. You thought of a completely different kind of fear that the rest of us, Valerie. The kind that has to be endured day after day has to be the worst fear of all. So well done!

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  14. The fear that makes your own need take precedence.
    You really got this one across, too, Valerie.

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  15. An all consuming fear...while one is away. Well written

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  16. Your talent never ceases to impress me. Excellent work, my friend. Beautifully written, as always.

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  17. You have such a way with words, Valerie. You manage to convey so much emotion in just a few phrases. Well done!

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  18. You enveloped me with these words. This was simply beautiful and true, and what a wonderful world we would have if there were many more people who loved this way.

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  19. So sad. I can't imagine what fear like that does to someone. I'm glad I've never had to endure it!

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