55 Story

Hey, all–

We’re still in waiting mode at the moment. The home study is done and has been submitted, so it’s just a matter of time. We’re starting to think about baby names at this point; pretty cool! 🙂

The reason for the title above is that I’m doing something different this post. I have a great deal of fun writing what are called “55 Stories”. These are extremely short stories (AKA, “flash fiction”) that consist of only 55 words — not counting the title. I haven’t written one in a while, but had some inspiration this morning. Hope you like it! (I put it in the “More” section, so just click on the link below.)

“Side-By-Side”

The silence between them wasn’t an awkward silence,
full of pregnant pauses
and misunderstood mumbles.

It wasn’t a companionable silence,
as when friends know nothing needs said.

Nor was it a seductive silence,
with furtive glances
and unspoken entendres.

It was a silence of sod
and granite,
broken only by black umbrellas
and old priests.

(c) 2007, Jeff Burkholder

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