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.)


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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