Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Bottle: Theme Thursday

In the "better late than never" category, here's my Theme Thursday offering two days late...

The Bottle

The bottle was found when we took out the wall between the living room and dining room.  It was poised on a cross brace between studs.  Crusted over with 75 years of dust, the viscous contents had darkened to a deep amber.  Wrapped around the bottle was a yellowed piece of paper, the elegantly penned words faded to a nearly imperceptible gray.  "Forgive me.  I could not bear to see her suffer any longer."   The cork, once removed, released a scent of bitter almonds...
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