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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Things I'd Tell You Challenge - Escape

Melissa from The Things I'd Tell You posted this challenge.

I'm issuing a blog challenge to my writing friends. I know that our blogging mojo has been on an extended hiatus, and that I'm not the only one struggling to coax her back.

So - a pictorial challenge. I love people watching, as I'm sure most writers do. Imagining their stories, wondering who they're meeting, where they're going, where they've been. I've selected the above photo.

You have 48 hours to tell me about this woman. Where she is going, or where she has come from. Is she meeting someone? Fleeing something? 500 words or less.

Life as she knew it was over, her family were all grown and living their lives. She had a chance to make a new life, but did she have the courage. Could she run away and leave all her responsibilities behind. She had loved being a mother, nurturing those that she had given life to, but in that role she had in some ways lost herself. Now was her chance, to find herself again, to do the things that she had always dreamed of doing.

Her bag was packed, the door beckoned, her flight was booked. One hand on the door knob, a sob in her throat. Could she really open the door and step through? Would you?


  1. Oooh - I like yours better! I had no ideas and had to drag some dreck up from the depths.

  2. I think I would. I hope she does.

    God, I had no idea any of you would actually do it. I thought Monday morning I was going to look like an Epic Fail.

  3. oh very awesome story! I think that I would! Well done :)

  4. She needs to go and get on the plane!!!

  5. Karen, are you on Facebook?

    If you are (and I understand completely if you'd be uncomfortable with this, so please don't feel pressured), my FB name is Melissa Mitchell.

    Feel free, if you're inclined, to add me.

  6. Well those legs with that bag really summarise where I am at at the moment. I really want to pursue what I am good at and currently feel that in my work life I am just like the jar of pickles in the fridge! You may grab me and spread me accordingly but I want to be more that the spread on someones sandwich. I want to make a difference and I think that I have come accross an opportunity that I have to go for. I really do need to belong and I think that I need to apply for this new employment opportunity to get my creative juices flowing again.

  7. @Anon - wishing you the courage to go for it, step out, step up and enjoy the new beginnings. xxx



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