Friday Fictioneers 7/20 – via Madison Woods
She was a woman torn between love and logic. In the aftermath of breaking her engagement, doubts and regrets plagued her. What seemed to be such a well-thought out decision at the time had become a torturous emotional crisis. She missed him more than she ever imagined she would.
She felt like the woman in Robert Frost’s poem Wild Grapes. Intellectualizing a future without him was easy, but she wasn’t sure if she was emotionally prepared to leave him behind. If she had known how much pain leaving him would cause she would have been wiser and followed her heart.
(word count 101)
This is my post for this week. Your comment and feedback is welcome.
Wild Grapes by Robert Frost
“I had not learned to let go with the hands,
As still I have not learned to with the heart,
And have no wish to with the heart-nor need,
That I can see. The mind-is not the heart.
I may yet live, as I know others live,
To wish in vain to let go with the mind-
Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me
That I need learn to let go with the heart.”
Every Wednesday visit Madison Wood’s site to see the picture prompt for the week’s 100-word writing challenge. Write a 100-word story or poem that’s inspired by the picture. Post the writing on your blog. On Friday post a link to your blog entry in the comments section of her Friday Fictioneers post.
Posted on July 20, 2012, in Flash Fiction, Photography, Relationships, Writing and tagged flash fiction, friday fictioneers, love, madison woods, musings, rants, relationships, writings. Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.