From Heart To Page

I have been tagged for several TELL THE STORY Challenges…so I thought I should work on them and make sure I do not neglect these superb writing prompts. Some great photos have been sent my way, giving me lots of ideas.

I have been tagged for the TELL THE STORY Challenge by the lovely Finding French Charming, as you can see from her post below:

Tell The Story – Wishes

I am not great at fiction, but I am working on it. This is a little piece of I suppose flash fiction.

From Heart To Page

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Through the school she would float. Flint-like face, devoid of expression. Steely gaze always looking ahead, never distracted by the boisterous actions of her fellow students. Heart and mind locked away from every other. She would sit in class silently and turn in Grade A assignments. There was no fault to her work. But there was no spark of life, no warmth in her manners, no colour in her cheeks. Cut off from all around her, through school she would float.

At the age of sixteen she left school with top exam results. That summer she started walking. She was no longer floating. It is impossible to float down rugged paths and rocky trails. She walked and walked mile after mile. No boisterous actions around her, just peace, serenity. The forest breathing in time with her heartbeat. Something entered her being and began to unlock her heart and mind. Gentle and careful at first, only manifest by the occasional tear which would escape from her eye-lid as she was walking.

Nobody said anything, there was nothing to say. She never uttered a word to another soul. But one day after one of her long walks, she entered a local cafe, quaint and quiet with a small bouquet on every table. She sat in the deepest corner of the cafe facing the wall, rather than the other tables. She ordered a soya cappuccino from the waitress, who promptly delivered it to her table. She pulled out a notebook from her rucksack and began to write.

It all came out, one word at a time.

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So I have to choose three other bloggers now and tag them to write a story based on the photo I have chosen:

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Although there is no obligation to participate, so no worries to those who are busy with other projects they are working on, the three bloggers I am tagging (although anyone is more than welcome to use the photo if it appeals to them) for the TELL THE STORY Challenge are:

14 thoughts on “From Heart To Page

    1. I am not great at flash-fiction…but I am pleased with this little one. I think I have learnt so much from other bloggers about how to create a short story (my style is excessive pages of detail and analysing every moment and every emotion) that leaves you wondering who this character is and what their story is.

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