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My offering this week grew from the same rootstock as #27. What can I say? The theme is an obsession of mine ...


50-Word Vignette #30

Prompt: Sleep

Songlines stretch out across the land.
I sense them all,
And I understand what our ancestors understood;
Feel the pulse of the earth,
And know why they honoured it
With cairns and circles and mounds.

But then I wake, and the knowledge fades.
The power in the land sleeps on.



Anybody else like to join in and write their own? Just post it in the comments. All welcome.

Date: 2015-04-03 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readthisandweep.livejournal.com
I was alright until I read the word.
‘Sleep.’
Quite so. Exactly how I feel.
Staying up late watching the electioneering. Why would I do that?
Because it’s irresistibly fascinating?
‘Sleep.’ I could so easily go back to bed.
No. I want to work!
‘Sleep.’
Work!
I blame the politicians.

Date: 2015-04-07 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennygordon.livejournal.com
:O)

I gave the politicians a miss myself. My mind is already made up as to which way I'm voting.

Date: 2015-04-07 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readthisandweep.livejournal.com
Jenny Gordon, there you are! :)

Hoorah!

Date: 2015-04-03 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seaivy.livejournal.com
each night she calls to me
day time too
i hear her siren voice
come she whispers
let me sooth you
cease the hurt
refresh your spirit
come her fingers stroke
i am enveloped by memories
sweet dreams
warm sun and sound of waves
longing so intense i ache
sleep

Date: 2015-04-03 12:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-04-07 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennygordon.livejournal.com
Beautiful.

Date: 2015-04-03 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycatelli.livejournal.com
"You're not going to pull an all-nighter," she said. He said nothing.

The green light in the corridor outside did not play over the metal; it only sat there, like glowing moss.

"Whatever caused this will last a while. A night of a thousand hours perhaps. You need to sleep."

Date: 2015-04-07 10:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennygordon.livejournal.com
Sometimes easier said than done?

Date: 2015-04-07 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marycatelli.livejournal.com
He's got plenty of time to do it in. . . .

Date: 2015-04-03 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] edgyauthor.livejournal.com
Ooh, I really love your vignette today. So beautiful!

Date: 2015-04-07 10:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennygordon.livejournal.com
Thank you. So glad you like it.

Date: 2015-04-04 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readthisandweep.livejournal.com
Jen - you know how I feel about songlines. ;)

Date: 2015-04-07 10:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-04-05 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writerjenn.livejournal.com
Rain slaps the window. We stretch out on white sheets, the first mild air of spring stirring us. Yet we linger, waking slowly, knowing everything we need is right here.

Date: 2015-04-05 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writerjenn.livejournal.com
You managed to pack a lot into your vignette! The power of centuries.

Date: 2015-04-07 10:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennygordon.livejournal.com
While you've captured the power of a perfect moment in yours :O)

Date: 2015-04-07 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angeladegroot.livejournal.com
Beautiful!
I'm a big fan of sleeping, too. Nothing beats a nap.

Date: 2015-04-08 07:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennygordon.livejournal.com
Definitely :O) It was certainly a big shock when my alarm clock went off at silly o'clock this morning!

hello

Date: 2015-04-09 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliza-wade.livejournal.com
You really write so well. I too want to write my own stories someday but i guess I still don't know the right mechanics on how to write a good one. But I have composed poems, 50 plus but my friends are not interested in literature so i don't get to share it but I'm keeping them. Thanks for reading my comment if you had. :)

Re: hello

Date: 2015-04-13 11:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennygordon.livejournal.com
Thank you, that's really kind.

Good luck with your writing, and don't worry if you haven't found the right people to read it yet. The most important thing is to write for yourself, because you love it.

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