figment friday – three deliveries
it’s figment friday again. this exercise in daily creative writing has truly been challenging. (and sharing it even more daunting.) but i’m determined to keep my promise. here is one of my responses from this week:
PROMPT: The song “ The Three Bells” tells the story of Little Jimmy Brown (read the lyrics here). In each of the song’s three verses, a milestone in Jimmy’s life—his birth, wedding, death—is marked by the sounding of church bells (hence the song’s title). Choose a similar symbol that recurs three times in a character’s life and tell that character’s life story in three parts—could be chapters, stanzas, verses, paragraphs.
she ranks “snail” mail
in a higher category than e-mail
so when the letter appeared in the mailbox
she eagerly opened the envelope.
the invitation to spend the summer abroad changed her perspective forever.
she loves “just because” gifts
more than birthdays or Christmas
so when the package appeared on the porch
she happily opened the box.
the portrait of her far-reaching impact transformed her ambitions forever.
she prefers “expected” guests
over unannounced visitors
so when the taxi appeared in the driveway
she anxiously opened the door.
the hand-delivered job offer altered her legacy forever.