I can still feel his warm strength as we curled together on
the couch that morning. “You know I have to go, right? It’ll only be six months. Not long. And when I get back, we’ll get married. Promise.”
I turn my head to smile up at him. “My spaceman.” He grins, and his arms
tighten around me. “I just can’t believe I got in! In my last year!’
I keep the smile on my face as best I can, until
the door closes behind him, and he’s gone.
I still dream the countdown. The numbers harsh in my ears, behind my
tightly closed eyelids. If I’m lucky, I wake before zero. I didn’t even
watch him go.
My ancestors followed the songlines, and found home. So I play. I play
a songline for him. And one day he will hear it, and hold on…and I
will lead him home.
(This is written for Angela Goff’s weekly Visual Dare prompt, my first offering, hope it works. I also wrote a longer piece, just to get the story straight in my head…I think it stands alone, and I’m going to put it here (in another post) in case anyone wants to see. ;p)
(title cred. to Missus Potty Dotty)
Hey, y’all! After my whining so pitifully about not having any awards, my tender-hearted buddy Willowdot21 took pity on me and gave me the Sunshine Award. Not one to follow rules, usually, I promised to try this time…but don’t be surprised if my natural cussedness comes out. 😉
The Rules – Include the award logo in a post or in your blog / Answer 10 questions about your self. / Nominate 10 to 12 other fabulous bloggers / Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know they are nominated / Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
Favorite Colour: Hot pink and Black
Favorite Animal: Coyote
Favorite Number: 69, Dude!
Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink:
Elliano’s Dark Chocolate Espresso Freezie (My addiction!)
Prefer Facebook or Twitter: Mrr? I occasionally Book the Face, and sometimes make Tweeting sounds, but I’m not all that up on either. 😉
My Passion: Myths and Mythos and the theory of the Collective Unconscious.
Prefer getting or giving presents: I’m a selfish wench! Gimme-gimme-gimme! I love me some pressies!
Favorite Pattern: Hot pink and black leopard spots!
Favorite day of the week: All of’em!
Favorite Flower: Queen Anne’s Lace or Magnolia or Camellia or Jasmine…really anything with a really intoxicating smell. Florida is a good place to live for this! 😉
As for my nominees…I’m taking applicants! I have too many wondermous friends to pick and choose, and I’m not sure who’d appreciate the chain part of the award…so if you want it, lemme know! The first 10 – 12 win a fabulous prize…the above beautiful pic and rules and questions! Not to mention my gratitude for keeping me from feeling guilty… 😉
Whew…finished! Thanks again, my friend Willow! *hugs*
KC & Co.