the swing

She used to kick her feet high up in the air, swing into her fantasy, and wonder, “What will I be when I grow up?”

Once she grew up, however, she swayed to and fro between her dream and reality, and often mulled over, “What am I doing?”

The swing is now stationary, and she spends her time caressing the past and watching the loved ones celebrate her fascinating life.

photo by Ben Rosett

For Three Line Tales, Week Thirty-Seven

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Nam H Nguyen says:

    “She used to kick her feet high up in the air, swing into her fantasy.”

    You had me gripped from line!

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Glad it spoke to you. Appreciate the visit and comment!

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  2. Nick Anthony says:

    great piece this week! Beautiful prose. It flowed so well.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you very much!

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  3. bikurgurl says:

    I love the line, “Caressing the past” — lovingly portrays how we look at our memories 🙂

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      1. bikurgurl says:

        So much in so few lines — Brilliant!

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  4. Delyn Merce says:

    WOW, that final line really is a clincher!! And I love your phrase “caresses the past”…WOW.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      You are too kind… Thank you.

      Like

      1. Delyn Merce says:

        Never too kind, always sincere–you’re welcome 🙂

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  5. “Caressing the past” — oh, VERY good!

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  6. magarisa says:

    What a bittersweet story. Beautifully written!

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      1. magarisa says:

        You’re welcome!

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  7. Cris says:

    You packed a lifetime into three lines. Well written and poignant.
    I also want to thank you for stopping by f-stop fantasy, my own little fantasy world. 🙂

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank YOU for the visit and comment.

      Like

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