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The Murkiness of Emotions

on 11 February 2017

There are mud puddles all around as I step gingerly around them not wanting to get my new Ugg boots wet. The sheep lining encompasses my feet making me feel such coziness.

 As I tip toe across the plethora of puddles I glance at my reflection. I look so sad as the tears start to glisten in my eyes. I think of my sweet Mama and her saying “this too shall pass remember there’s always pain, but the sun shines after the rain.” I smile as I wade through the murkiness of my emotions and see the rainbows reflection.  

This is my contribution to The Carrot Ranch flash fiction challenge. If you’d like to participate keep on reading! 

February 9, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rainbow in a puddle. Is it a silver lining of sorts or a false reflection? Think about what it might mean or convey. Simple science? Hope? Or the doom of humankind? Create action or character reflection. Go where the prompt leads you.

Respond by February 14, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published February 15). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

9 Responses to “The Murkiness of Emotions”

  1. Charli Mills says:

    That such a comforting phrase, “This too shall pass..” I thought this line was lyrical: “As I tip toe across the plethora of puddles I glance at my reflection.” It has a staccato rythym that pushes it through the puddles, then the word “glance” creates a pause as if the line itself mirrors the reflective moment. Beautiful.

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  3. ellenbest24 says:

    Nicely placed sentiment, a good response to the murky prompt.

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