Live Now

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        Grace sat quietly in her wheelchair on the long veranda facing the valley below. It was a quiet place, except for the Cardinal who kept singing to his mate and the tiny Carolina wren whose piccolo voice made up for his size.

        Her mind wandered as she sat waiting for her sweet granddaughters to show up for their Sunday visit. She thought about her life and all the places she had visited and the interesting people she met along the way. Tom was a free-spirit and the two of them always envisioned the next place they might visit. “Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow.” She had lived her life with exuberance and joy. This is what she wanted to impress upon her sweet granddaughters as well.

Hi, Grandma! What a beautiful view you have out here on the porch.”

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Today at d’Verse, Sanaa gave us a prosery prompt form Christina Rossetti. We are to write a flash fiction of 144 words using this quote: “Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow.” – from the poem A Daughter of Eve by Christina Rossetti.

Join us at: https://dversepoets.com

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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