Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Sounds Of Her Heart

Magpie Tales No. 2

As the water rolled over the rocks, she watched the orange skies end the day.  She'd been sitting on the hill for a while enjoying the waves. She knew it was time to go back. The coldness was approaching and she was feeling the chill. Her sweater was waiting on the chair. When she'd gone out the door, she had thought it was warm enough. Now it wasn't. She got up and strolled through the tall grass trail. Turning her head at the last moment to view one more time the sounds of her heart. Entering the room, she noticed a log had been placed by the fireplace. She looked around and found a box of matches on the mantel. While watching the fire start it's pop & crackling noises, she noticed the cover. It reminded her of the match collection at her Mom's house.  As a child, she loved reading where she'd gone. Funny that even here, there would be memories of her other world. 
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Brian Miller said...

nice. my dad collects matchbooks as well...nice magpie.

willow said...

Funny how sometimes the chapters of our lives seem like other worlds. Well done.

Kea said...

That was lovely! It drew me in and I could see it all in my mind's eye. I really liked the photo too, such a neat match box.

Laoch of Chicago said...


Lucy the Cat said...

Lovely! I really loved this tale. Like Kea said, it drew me in like I was there. Lovely details too!

Jessie said...

a sweet warming tale.


steviewren said...

I'd like to know more.

JeffScape said...

Always memories of other worlds... ;)

Alix said...

Lilacs and cats... two of my favorite things in the world!

Thanks so much for stopping by Casa Hice and leaving a comment! "Wow" is right!

Lyn said...

There is a haunting quality to this..I feel I want to sit down and talk with her...

The Muse said...


there is a true sense of realism!

Berowne said...

I'm originally from Wash State myself. You captured the ambiance perfectly.

Jennifer said...

I was right there with you. Enjoyed it, thanks!

rel said...

small vignettes, large memories!

critterlover said...

I like it, well written.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals