Searching


Imelda had been frantically searching through the house all day.  Joe had given her money from their tax refund to put away for a computer for their son's birthday, and now she couldn't remember what she'd done with it.  She went to bed feeling anxious, and tossed and turned all night, having weird dreams about needing mittens and gloves and searching for them.  She woke up in the morning exhausted and puzzled by her dreams, and then it hit her... running to the storage bin in the back of  her closet she pulled out a pair of winter gloves.  She was so relieved that she started laughing as she felt the stiffness of folded money in the palm of the glove.
 
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This was written for In Other Words where Patricia has asked us to  
write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word relieved.

  
 Come and share your five lines with us!

12 comments:

  1. Sometimes you remember in odd ways. Neat story!

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    1. True, Mimi. I've actually woken up knowing the location of something I've misplaced, or answers to problems I went to sleep with more than once!

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  2. Your brain is an amazing thing!! If we only listened to it more often, I bet there is a lot of stuff stored in there that would be useful, but we probably use less than half!

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    1. That is so true! Sometimes we know the information is stored there among the cobwebs, if we only knew the secret code to retrieve it!

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  3. You are so darned good at this!!

    :)

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    1. Thank you, Jamie! In the past couple years I've discovered that writing little bits of fiction can be really fun and relaxing. With fiction anything can happen. Papa Bear laughs because my characters often meet an untimely demise. He asks if he should sleep with one eye open! :-) LOL

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  4. Great story! Sometimes dreams do help us sort things out. Very happy that you shared your story with In Other Words. Well done, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! This one came to me very quickly, and as usual I have no idea where from. Dreams do help us sort things out, and even sometimes receive comfort or reassurance from those who have passed on. I enjoy writing for In Other Words, it's a weekly pleasure!

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  5. Sometimes the fates are kind. I resonate with Imelda. I am always leaving things in "clever" places and can't find them later!

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    1. I have done that so often too, Cara.. thinking "this is a really good safe place to put this, I will remember", and then of course I don't remember. I laugh when I find them months and sometimes years later still in their safe hiding place!

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