SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY PROMPT – I SHOULD STOP TRYING

SERENDIPITOUS PHOTO STORY PROMPT –
WEDNESDAY – 2015 #5 – I SHOULD STOP TRYING

I’ve decided to do this once weekly. I will publish it out every Wednesday (because Wednesday is the middle of the week). Yes, that’s the real reason.

Please try to add your own ping back (links). If you aren’t sure how to do it, put your link in a comment. That works too.

Every Wednesday or until I throw in the towel, I’ll publish a picture and write something about it. You can use any of my pictures — or one of your own — as a prompt. If you find my subject interesting, by all means, extrapolate. Any length is acceptable from a couple of sentences, to a chapter from your upcoming novel.

Please link it back to this post (ping back) so other people can find it.

What do I mean by “story” and “pictures”?

Story. Words. Poetry, prose, fact, or fiction. A couple of lines, a fanciful tale.

Pictures. Video if that’s your thing. Scanned pictures from your scrap-book. Weird pictures from the internet. Cartoons. Pictures of your family vacation and how the bear stole your food. Any picture you ever took and would like to talk about.

SIMPLE

It sounds simple. It is simple. Every picture has a story or ought to. There are no rules. Follow my lead, ignore me, follow someone else’s idea. Any picture plus some text. Short or long, truth or fiction. Prose or poetry.

One final thing: If you want to get notices of these posts, you’ll have to subscribe to Serendipity. I’ll try to title relevant posts so you can easily recognize them.

My effort for this week follows.


 I SHOULD STOP TRYING
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Garry took the picture that first warm day of spring, the first warm day since winter. It was our first photo excursion, the first time anyone could go out in short sleeves. The snow was gone. Finally. No leaves yet, but you could see buds if you looked carefully.

Two weeks later , the leaves have exploded. Even the oaks are in full leaf, heavy with foliage. The lilacs are blooming, tulips are bright in the garden. The sun filters gently through the trees.

Garry is in New York, visiting one of his brothers. I am not invited. We will have been married 25 years this September and somehow, I have never managed to become part of the family. After all these years, you’d think it wouldn’t hurt so much, wouldn’t you?

It’s time for me to stop trying to fit in. Fit into what? I don’t even know what that means. I’m too old for this nonsense.



Categories: Blogging, Family, Photography, Relationships

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53 replies

  1. You have finally convinced me, baby! Today I’ll start working on a story using your photo!

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  2. Good evening, I could instantly connect to the family dynamics discussed here. You covered such a debated topic in India in just few words and that too strongly.. I have just scribbled something. Hope it make some sense to you. It was really nice to come back on these pages to get some color in life. Keep inspiring.
    http://soulnspiritblog.com/2015/05/15/serendipitous-prompt-between-present-and-past/

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  3. Five Photos, Five Stories: A Bee’s Story, from https://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/

    Bees are a critical resource to our planet and every living thing on it.

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  4. I could maybe drop in on Garry’s family and discuss family relationships.

    Oh …. that wouldn’t help, would it?

    But I’m sure Garry misses you every day that he’s away. If his family doesn’t like you, then it’s their loss, not yours.

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  5. Marilyn, I’m not sure I fit in with Peter’s family either. No one is good enough for their sons or brothers. But he did chose you, and you him, and that is all that counts.
    Leslie

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  6. It’s a shame that they didn’t invite you or accepted you in all those years. It’s their loss Marilyn. I can imagine how much it must have hurt you. I can imagine how much it must hurt Garry. I am glad you gave up trying. I won’t ask why, because I know I wouldn’t like the answer at all. I am suppose to say they will come around one day, but we both know that there is only a slim chance. Sending you a big hug my friend.

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    • I figure if they haven’t gotten over themselves by now, they never will. We are none of us spring chickens anymore. I don’t even know what they have against me, except that I married their brother. Neither of his brothers are married, by the way. And none of the boys have children.

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  7. Frisbee….today is Wednesday isn’t it? Will be right back.

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