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CURIO SHELF

The curio shelf stirred my imagination.

My fingers turned the tiny pedal of the bicycle.

I was racing down a hill with no brakes.

“Phew” I gingerly placed the miniature velocipede in its cubby.

I pulled the conch to my ear.

Waves crested over my head pulling me to the ocean’s floor.

The shell dripped as I replaced it.

Hand turned brass chess pieces gleamed.

I was in Palermo, a gun in my face.

The dropped pieces rolled away.

An ancient spearhead looked so enticing.

“Nope”, I was not about to grapple with a poison tip and angry tribesmen.

This week Rochelle entices the fictioneers with a prompt with endless possibilities this week.  There is one catch, it has to be written in 100 words. and if you get a chance stop over and wish Rochelle a Happy Birthday!!!

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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30 Comments

  1. Dear Leslie,

    “Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind…” Vivid imagination your MC has, as does the writer. 😉

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. (It pays to advertise.)

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. For some reason this reminded me of the movie Jumanjii, where the game becomes reality. Very exciting tale.

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  3. Loved this! I can feel the rush of curiosity and then the powerful memory attached to it. Was the memory in the storyteller or in the piece? Either way, a powerful way to use the prompt.

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  4. I am a tad behind on return visits… Thank you for yours.

    Your piece reminds me of what could possibly be and episode for ‘The Twilight Zone’ – Each piece picked up transforming you to perhaps an actual memory. Nicely done. I like this very much.

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