Prosery prompt: 144 words
Is This The Way
She set out knowing where she was going.
Out the front door, left at the end of the walkway where it joined the main sidewalk, straight through the first intersection then the next. At the third her memory faltered. “Is it right at this one?” she wondered.
That’s when the man standing at the same intersection said, “Turn left.”
She studied him carefully. Handsome. Kind blue eyes. “Oh yes,” she smiled and said with a girlish laugh. “Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy I doubt the path in front of me.”
“I will walk with you so there is no doubt,” he said as he led her along the street.
“How do you know where I’m going?” she asked.
Gently he guided her and said, “I’m your husband, dear. I’ve been helping you get where you’re going for sixty-two years.”
Dale at A Dalectable Life always inspires me with her ability to reply to writing prompts — particularly those that have a set number of words and a ‘must use’ phrase.
Today, I saw this Prosery Prompt at D’Verse and had to play!
The rules and prompt are:
“Write a story of 144 words or less (not including the title). The story must have a beginning and an end, and should not be poetry. Sounds easy enough right? Here’s the twist: You must use the poetry line I have given you within your story. You may alter the punctuation, but you must use the line in its entirety.”
Today, the chosen line is taken from Spring Azures from the book Wild Geese by Mary Oliver: