Friday, September 26, 2008

More Writing

prompt: Moving In

Moving In

by Shauna Berglund Immel

I'm not exactly sure of the exact date when he moved in. He just showed up one day, unannounced. Dumping all of his excess baggage on the floor in a pile in the middle of the room. A jesture saying "I'm here to stay." Whether we liked it or not.

We didn't want him here. We were perfectly happy and content with the way things were. We wondered how long he was going to stay and how soon he'd wear out his welcome.

Two years later, he's still with us, one of those guests who have intruded on your life and overstayed their welcome. He has moved into our house and settled in like he owns the place now.

Taking over like the cancer that he is.

This next one is a dialog/conversation prompt: Tell Me...

Tell Me a Story
by Shauna Berglund Immel

"Tell me a story Daddy." The little girl asked in her high pitched voice full of innocence and curiosity as she crawled under her favorite blanket and curled up in anticipation under the safe crook of her dad's arm.

"What story would you like to hear tonight Little One?"

"My favorite one Daddy."

"And which one is that my love?"

"The one about the beautiful angel, Daddy."

"But you've heard that story every single night since...." his voice trailed off.

"Don't you want to hear another story? Perhaps one about a beautiful young princess?"

"No Daddy, I want to hear the story about the beautiful young angel."

"Are you sure you don't want to hear the story about the little girl who grows up to be a beautiful princess, finds her true love and lives happily ever after?"

"No Daddy. I want to hear the story about the beautiful angel who goes up to heaven and gets her wings. You know the one. The one about Momma. It's my favorite."

She snuggles in close and he pulls up her blanket to tuck her in. The one that used to be her mother's favorite. The one her mother inherited after her grandmother died.

He leans down and kisses his daughter softly on the forehead and begins the story. Her favorite story. The one about the beautiful angel that he has told night after night after night. The one he knows by heart. The one about her mother.

"It's my favorite too."

Thanks for reading...
Have a wonderful weekend full of friends and family and fun!
We have a weekend full of soccer tournies and games!
I'll post photos and try to get caught up this weekend!
Not looking forward to Monday....Chemo Monday. :(
I am looking forward to seeing my friend Loni who's coming into town with her family tomorrow!!!



Laura Nicholas said...

wow - you definitely have a talent for writing. I am glad that you have joined this group for another session. Please keep sharing...

Jean said...

Amazing! I got goosebumps reading those, Shauna! Best of luck on monday. I'll be thinking of you.
Have a great weekend!

Paris said...

Just beautiful, Shauna. I know that your writing workshop stirs up a lot for you, but I know it is so good for you and you have such a gift for it. Awesome to talk to you last night. Thanks for checking on my Ginger. I miss you terribly. Love, p

JO said...

Both writings are great. You have so much talent. I'm glad that you take the time to write.

Have a great weekend. Good luck on Monday. I think of you often.

Love ya, JO