Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Three Word Wednesday~Hesitate, Jealous and Neglect.

Three prompts, five sentences, 58 words.



Who Knew?

Perhaps I had shown neglect in the past, allowing my time and attention to be taken by other, less important, matters. You didn’t hesitate to take advantage of that, slipping around into other places, other lives. No surprise that I showed no jealousy-- instead I simply left. Parenting was hard. To walk away took no effort at all.

13 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

A novel in brief! Good job!

Angel said...

I like it, but not sure I completely understand. Did the parent or child leave?

ThomG said...

Bravo! How many words is this?

quin browne said...

tw~thank you!

angel~parent went adios

tg~58 words exactly

paisley said...

i am guilty of oft times displaying the same dissociative behaviors myself... it is something i am really trying to work on,, acknowledging,, if not understanding the grief i may be causing others...

this was very tightly constructed...

Linda Jacobs said...

Whoa, heavy! Excellent use of a few words!

coastrat said...

I'm afraid I would be very challenged to write a post as brief as this one, Quin. Great job!

austere said...

Oh.

Oh My God.

raino said...

you write beautifully, really you do. however, when i read things like this all i have are questions. i just keeping thinking about what the situation must be. me thinks it's about a parent leaving a child cause they couldn't hack it anymore?

quin browne said...

it's a phrase i used once talking to my daughter... parenting is hard, walking away would be easy. i was a single parent of five, raising four at home.. so, yeah, at times, walking would have been a snap... just for a short break.


thank you for the lovely comments...

gautami tripathy said...

Contains so much in so little..

book of myth or reality?

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

Nice economy of words.

Peter Varvel said...

Wow.
. . . and ouch