Remember When

Funny thing about souvenirs, in an instance, they can transport you to another time and place.  Jennifer has hers proudly displayed in her great grandmother’s antique curio.  She loves the sentimental value that housing such an important family heirloom brings as equally as she loves the keepsakes that she has filled it with.

Walking over to the cabinet, she takes a moment to to admire her menagerie before she starts the chore.  It’s the third Thursday of the month which means it’s dusting day.  Shelf by shelf, she cleans each piece.  Some are delicate, dainty, and beautiful, while others are a little more off-beat and fun-going.  Her favorite, always gets dusted first.  It’s the most peculiar of her collection and a real conversation starter.   As she picks it up, she giggles to herself and begins.

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Inspired by FFfAW Challenge, 2/13/18.
Photo courtesy of Lavanya.

 

Seal the Deal

Jesse steps off the train and onto the platform with an air of confidence that he rarely experiences.

Today is his big day, a day that he has dreamed about for so long.

With the hint of a smile on his face and the swagger of a player in his walk, he stares up at the escalator, acknowledging that it is his last obstacle.

© LaRonda Moore

Inspired by 3 Line Tales, Week 106 (photo by Samuel Wong via Unsplash)

Stalker

Awkwardly balancing her purse, work tote, lunch, and cellphone, Melissa quickly hurries to the platform with childlike excitement.  Today, is her first day at a new job and she wants to arrive early, to get a feel for the office and setup her desk.  As the train pulls in, she sees him approach from the left, cross in front of her, turn and look at her, then disappear into the crowd.

© LaRonda Moore

Inspired by 3 Line Tales, Week 90.
Photo by Andre Benz via Unsplash.