Friday, December 12, 2014

Nothing is forever.... December 2014 Use Your Words

Today’s post is a writing challenge, that I participate in monthly. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a blog post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are: blue vase ~ washer ~ broom ~ chicken ~ butterfly ~ pumpkin
They were submitted by: http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.
Thank you for these challenging, wonderful words!

As I stand here with the broom, sweeping by the washer and dryer, a chard of blue glass comes out from beneath the washer.

I am instantly brought back to that day.
The day we ate curry chicken and pumpkin pie in the kitchen.
The day you told me you loved me for the first time and gave me a bouquet of sunflowers in a blue vase.
It was a beautiful vase.
Royal blue with a family of butterflies flying around the base.
My favorite butterfly was the small yellow one.
Over the years, each time I would use the vase, I would always make note of the yellow butterfly and how perfect its wings were.
Just like you.
Perfect like the day you gave me the flowers.
Perfect like the years that followed.
In hindsight, I should have known it would end.
Nothing lasts forever, except maybe eternity.
Now you are gone. 
The vase is broken, just like our happy home.
Our love extinguished.
Our eternity over before it really began.
I should have known.
Nothing is forever.

Thank you for taking the time to read this! I appreciate all my readers! I have several posts coming up, including a new blog challenge, that I will be participating in for the very first time.

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In case you missed it... I recently contributed to a holiday story, with several other bloggers! We have done a FABULOUS job, if I do say so. Be sure to check it out!
Part One of the collaborative holiday story!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                                     Baking In A Tornado                               Spatulas on Parade                                    Follow me home                                          Battered Hope                    Stacy Sews and Schools                                Evil Joy Speaks                                  Juicebox Confession             Eileen’s Perpetually Busy         Confessions of a part-time working mom                                    Sparkly Poetic Weirdo           


  1. Yep, nothing is forever…

    You say you should have known - would you have done anything differently? Appreciate the here and now more?

    I can't believe you got WASHER as one of your words ;-)
    What new blog challenge are you going to write for?

  2. You took me right with you on the journey.

  3. Loved it, wonderful use of the words you got!

  4. You used your words beautifully, Jules. This was deep and raw.

  5. I can feel the pain, it's like you took my words and my story and wrote it down, even though you had no idea.

  6. Ugh... hit me right in the feels, Jules!

  7. You stirred up a lot of emotions. Good use of the words and made me think



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