She saw his silhouette through the window. It had been an age and a half, maybe two, since they’d seen each other and yet she knew him the instant she saw his profile. He was exactly as he had always been, exactly as she remembered. Even if it had been a lifetime, she still would have known him simply by his silhouette.

And he hers.

Sammi Scribbles has a weekend writing prompt, apparently, and its seems like the thing to do to get myself going again with this whole writing thing. Ergo…

I had to use the word silhouette and write a piece in exactly 65 words.


How did I do?

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    1. No, I didn’t run into someone in real life. I didn’t even run into someone in not real life. I’ve run into an idea, though, and a question about life when it is no longer what it is now, but my situation is as it ever was… Mostly.

      I will say this was inspired by a real life moment whose snapshot is seared in my memory because the *silhouette* of someone I know was perfectly framed in a window recently (I had the “oh, that’s gonna be a piece” feeling when I saw it). That moment provided the perfect starting point to tell a story in exactly 65 words. I have always done poetry, which is much easier to leave open and broad, so I thought the bigger challenge was the prose because I would have to close it in only 65 words.

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      1. It was a happy reunion that gave me that framed snapshot and that gave me this idea that there is hope beyond the situation I’m in now. Amazing how something small, perhaps nearly meaningless to one (who can ever tell?), can be so powerful to someone else.


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