here & there

Copyright - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Image Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Leezanna knew a world was still outside her window. It would be silly to think otherwise.

She looked around, trying to ensure she woke up “here,” not “there.”

She listened for the shouting, the thunder-bombs like deadly raindrops, the screams.

Overnight snow had muffled street sounds to a murmur, to a gentle heart beat.

The scars on her arms were covered by a pink flowered night-dress. Her pillow, yes a pillow, smelt sweet.

Tap on the door. New mother, with hot “fairy” tea and tales of parkas, mittens, toques.

Leezanna was here. There still existed only if she let it. {100}

Summer Showcase of Friday Fictioneers: July 1st edition. Happy Canada Day!!!!!!!!

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29 thoughts on “here & there

  1. rochellewisoff July 3, 2016 / 8:33 am

    Dear Phylor,

    Lovely bit of writing. Happy Canada Day!




    • taleweavering July 4, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thank you.
      I really enjoyed your recent post about your trip to the book fair. Such fun.


  2. mjlstories July 1, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Both real and unreal – incredible evocative of childhood when the world is both magical and terrifying.


    • taleweavering July 1, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much for coming by and leaving such a wonderfully worded comment


  3. mickwynn2013 July 1, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Very lyrical piece and appropriate for the content


  4. liz young July 1, 2016 / 6:15 am

    A lovely story – I read fostering, which I did for some years. Happy Canada Day.


    • taleweavering July 2, 2016 / 5:06 pm

      Yes, fostering or adopting from a war zone. You read it right.


    • taleweavering June 30, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you. I wanted to write a story of the children of war with a happy ending.
      I’m glad you enjoyed Leezanna’s tale.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. gahlearner June 30, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Good for her to get out of ‘there’. Let’s hope that ‘here’ helps her to really get over it. A lovely dream-like tale.


    • taleweavering June 30, 2016 / 9:33 am

      Thank you. I hope so too — thinking of the children of war who do find “safe” homes.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Shadeau June 29, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Oh this is Excellent! And yes, Happy Canada Day to you!!


    • taleweavering June 29, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      Canada is July 1st — Friday — so I put the flag with my post.


      • Shadeau June 29, 2016 / 7:16 pm

        I knew it was coming up–it’s on my calendar :) If a certain “comb-over” gets elected, “we” are all moving north, so we’ll be closer neighbors :)


  7. Lynn Love June 29, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Lovely, enigmatic storytelling. Has the edge of a fairytale about it. Nice take on the prompt


    • taleweavering June 29, 2016 / 1:22 pm

      Yes, one of the lucky kids who get adopted out of war zones.


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