Wednesday, 20 March 2013

#VisDare - Waiting

Well Angela told me this #VisDare picture would appeal to me and she wasn't wrong.

I could write so much more on the subject of WAITING and I probably will another day but for now a story, of sorts, or perhaps my own thoughts and hopes and dreams poured out on a page...

Three Little Words

“Wait for me.”

That was all the cryptic note said.

Pressed into her hand while the crowd jostled for position, there was no way of knowing exactly who had passed it to her.

But he had looked directly at her for the briefest of moments before his sweet smile was carried along in the melee.  

She sat in silence during the service not daring to turn her head all the while caressing the note tenderly.



When everyone was released with a blessing she remained still, scanning the faces of all who walked by.

Gradually the note balled up in her hand. Hope began to fade.

She lay down across the chairs staring up at the ceiling, swinging her feet in the aisle, appealing to the heavens.

Her daydreams once more appeared crushed.

Reluctantly she opened her clenched fist to let go.

To her astonishment out flew a butterfly.

(150 words not including title)

What are you waiting for?

Why not read everyone else's story here while you wait!


  1. Beautiful!!! I love, love, love this. You write about disappointment and hope with such gorgeous simplicity. Well done!

    1. well you only give us 150 words to play with and as I already have enough complicated stuff in my head I like to keep things simple and straight forward! ;-)

  2. Ah, the anticipation... So well done, great job expressing the emotions.

  3. That was a nice little story with symbolism..