Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Another Dawn



The Rogue Speaks:

This is Jenny's first Centus of the new year, and the prompt is in bold type. Happy New Year, everyone!

Her crumpled up list of resolutions just missed the waste basket, as it had every morning for months. It was hopeless, she knew, to make something happen by writing it on paper. She was good at crumpling, but the throwing had eluded her. The handwriting wasn't bad, although no one but she could actually read it. Maybe that was a blessing.

Her day nurse arrived with breakfast, followed by a young man she did not know. "Eat up, Moira!" she said, smiling. "This is your new physical therapist! I hear he specializes in strokes like the one you had."

Moira smiled at him hopefully.

24 comments:

Koby said...

I love love love slice of life stories..loved your take on this week's prompt. Happy New Year!

Bookie said...

Nice take on the prompt...gives new meaning to the word resolutions!

Dazee Dreamer said...

That was great.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very good twist to this centus prompt Judie! Also a good reminder to us all towork hard to stay healthy this new year. Happy 2011!

askcherlock said...

Excellent piece of writing, Judie. So much depth in so few words. Kudos,my sister!

Artmusedog & Carol said...

Just stopped by to say Happy and Healthy New Year to you ~

hugs and namaste,
cz:)

Tina said...

who needs resolutions when luck is on your side for handsome man lol. brilliant!

Happy new year :)

Kat said...

I really like your take on the prompt Judie. You captured her grit and determination really well. Nicely done! Kat (ps - don't you just LOVE your kindle?)

Anna said...

Dear Judie,
Wonderfully written centus. I'm not a nurse, but I have known many people who have suffered strokes and seen their struggle. Very well done. Great centus.
Thank you for visiting my SC. I have written a second version since your visit and would like to invite you to come back and read it, if you have the time. It's ok if you don't.
Happy New Year!
Anna
Anna's SC#35 plus second text

jfb57 said...

Oooo! I do hope it has a happy ending! BTW - love the word 'crumpling'! I'm good at that!

Sarah said...

At least the man is young. What else can a woman hope for?

Sarah said...

Judie - I completely forgot about the witch I wrote. :) Since there's no communication between us, nor between my step brother and me, I have no clue what happened to her or even if she's still alive. Some people are better alive than dead as she will no doubt be a horrible ghost!

Teresa said...

Well done! Every day is a new beginning, and hope "reigns eternal".

Happy New Year.

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

Love it! I think next time she sees him she won't smile so hopefully, but scream like a lamb going to slaughter. Sue's therapists are rough!! They don't even blink at a crying woman begging to call her son and tell him she loves him. Yeah. Keep walking, keep exercising, keep going - you can call after.

I love how you can spin a tale with so few words.

Joann Mannix said...

Wow, Judie. To take that prompt and turn it into something so unexpected, was really, really great. I loved it.

And I love your movie reviews! I can't wait to see The King's Speech. My girls went to see Black Swan and did not like it, at all, even my film major daughter who usually eats those kinds of films up.

Have you seen The Fighter? Awesome, awesome movie. Christian Bale was amazing in it.

Judie said...

I remember what an excellent job he did when he was just a young boy, in "Empire of the Sun." It has always been one of my favorite movies, and I have followed his career with interest ever since.

Jo said...

Judie ... this was an unexpected twist, i didnt see it coming ... so many of my family members have had strokes ... it's something i live in fear of actually ...

Judie said...

Jo, I had a heart attack when I was 46,and had a triple bypass; and a stroke several years ago. It was very mild, though and left no damage. All due to genetics!!

Viki said...

Very well written. I loved the way you went with this. I can only imagine how this stroke victim feels. Good job.

cj Schlottman said...

You are so good at bringing to our collective conscience the things that really matter! Well done.

I loved your comment on my post. Thanks for taking the time.........cj

cj Schlottman said...

I just came back to reread your post and look around. "Another Dawn" is gorgeous. I grew up on Saint Simons!

Kaelin said...

Rich take on the prompt!

Susannah said...

A really good take on the prompt, well written and thought provoking.

Jenny said...

Judie, Really, really, really well written. I loved the use of this prompt in your poignant and moving little gem of a story.

Thank you for linking.

You've been on my mind so much of late. Keeping all of you in my continued prayers.