Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Centus: Coming Home

The early November sunshine cast golden rays through the slits of the shabby shutters. Arising, throwing open the sash; she is greeted by majestic beauty. This is her place, her sanctuary.  

The metaphor is not lost upon her.

Similarly when emotions and memories of her past became overwhelming, she, like this old mountain cabin, would shut herself off from the outside world, securely lashing those shutters, fending off those wicked, winter winds that came in the form of nocturnal nightmares.  

But now that she has come home, she’s open and ready to embrace life’s splendid design; the divine plan God has for her. And it is pleasing. 

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Jenny Matlock

I am participating in Ms. Jenny's Saturday Centus. This is where she provides a prompt and you only have up to 100 additional words to design a story or prose. This week's prompt is golden yellow in the story above. 

Please consider heading over to Jenny's blog to join in on the fun!

22 comments:

Willoughby said...

Your writing is always so realistic and descriptive. I just love this one!

Nessa said...

I love the imagery and the growth progression.

Brian Miller said...

it is well
it is well
with my soul...

just be glad you got the typing and not the singing...

Bookie said...

So well done...something about the November prompt is bringing out the best reflective sides of writers this morning....

Teresa said...

Wonderful! Love the reflective nature of the piece.

Deborah said...

A wonderful metaphor and beautifully written.

Weezer said...

Hello, Polly. Remember me? Though I've been away from my blog, my friends have been up front on my thought and prayer lists. How have you been dear friend?
I'm loving whatever that is that you're doing as an art project. It's obviously something I know nothing about. It's beautiful already. Tell me more.
I've missed you.
Weezer

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderfully written...

echoeing parenthesis

Sue said...

Ohhhh, this is a good one! I liked the whole feel of it.

=)

Tina said...

What Brian said. Wonderful as usual! Thanks for always telling it like it is. Praying the healing continues :-)

Viki said...

Well written with such hope at the end. Good job.

Strummed Words said...

I can understand about the mountain cabin. Glad the rays have tempted you to come outside!

Anna said...

Dear Polly,
Beautiful images here. And I often ask myself how you do this. You seem to be able to pack so much into just 100 words. So I counted your words.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think you may have used 102 words for this SC.
I'm sure it's close enough. I don't think Jenny is going to give you a B- for this beautiful text.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 28

Ames said...

This is beautiful! That's how I imagine I'd feel coming home to a place of my own.There's no place like home. ~Ames

faith said...

Once we come home and submit to God's plan we find it pleasing. Love the take on this prompt!

Judie said...

Good for you,Polly! A very meaningful post indeed.

jfb57 said...

It is very pleasing!

My name is PJ. said...

You know that guy who invented the spoken/written word? You know....that guy? He would adore what you do with it, week in and week out.

Super fine, PJ!

Kat said...

Every week, I look forward to your writing. This is lovely and evocative. You capture the essence of sanctuary beautifully. Kat

Tgoette said...

I love how your writing evokes such powerful imagery and feeling. Another wonderful effort on your part this week!

cj Schlottman said...

Polly, The images in this piece are so real, as well as the emotional impact. I always look forward to your beautifully worded Centus.

Thanks for another great one....cj

Jenny said...

Awww Sister. You made me cry.

Your ability to express the pain of your soul is really astonishing. I feel the honesty in your words...and the fight in every syllable.

I know your battle.

And I just want to say that I am proud of you!

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