Fate – prosery for dVerse

They work in a cottage on the mountainside. Granny spins, Mamma weaves, Daughter trims the threads. The tapestry they make is full of stories – golden adventures, scarlet passions, grey tragedies.

Sometimes Daughter, distracted by a bird at the window, misses a chance to trim. Granny shakes her head. Or Daughter pleads for more of the story, for a thread to be left untrimmed. Usually, Mamma says “No”.

When it is over, said and done, it was a time, and there was never enough of it.

But sometimes, Granny thinks of a woman crying over a child’s body, a man clinging to his brother’s hand…

“Leave it” she might say, if her tea has been just right, or birdsong has touched her.

Down in the city, a child’s fever breaks. A man opens his eyes. A woman steps back onto the pavement.

Merril is hosting at dVerse,and it’s Prosery time – 144 words of prose, incorporationg a quotation from a poem. Merril has given us:

“when it is over said and done

it was a time

                  and there was never enough of it.”

 –Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, “A Time”

 

15 thoughts on “Fate – prosery for dVerse

  1. This is beautiful, Sarah, and I can see it set in Scotland, Wales or Ireland. I love the trio of women, making beautiful tapestries, and the way they share the work, the ‘golden adventures, scarlet passions, grey tragedies’, all so colourful, and the hints at other lives. Granny must be a wise woman.

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  2. “Granny spins. Momma weaves. Daughter trims the threads.” If it hasn’t yet been written, this belongs in a song! So magical, so beautiful. ….and down in the city, reality. This is a wonderful write!

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