Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Waiting... A Magpie Tale

Willow over at Life at Willow Manor  has been providing inspiration for bloggers on a site called Magpie Tales.  A photo of an artifact is posted each week as a writing prompt.  Participants write a story or poem of its history and/or how the item in the photo came to be in their possession.  This week's prompt is....


He sat next to the bed, holding her hand.  Sedated, she moved restlessly, unable to communicate.  It had been nearly sixty years that they'd been together.  After a lifetime together that included children, friends, work, travel, joy and heartache, her journey was nearly at an end.  The pocket watch ticked as she struggled to breathe, her lungs ravaged by cigarettes and time.  The purple wrist band on her arm said "Do not resuscitate."  As the pocket watch wound down the years, the months, the days, the hours, the minutes, he held her hand.  There was nothing more he could do for her... except continue to love her.
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