Friday, July 23, 2010

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Jenny Matlock
This 100 word story is linked to Week 11 of Saturday Centus . The prompt is in bold.


The arched banner shone vividly in front of the bleachers. Some of the hand-painted stripes had smeared together…a testimony to hurried zeal perhaps.

My heart pounded with the beat of my measured steps.

Surrounded by fellow marchers I felt united in the solidarity of changing times and definitions.

I had not seen him since I told him of my life choice.

Though his bitter denunciation stilled burned like acid in my heart and brain, I had still sent him a hopeful e-mail, yearning painfully for his blessing and support.

“Dad, please wait for me somewhere over the rainbow in the stands. I miss you.”

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17 comments:

Viki said...

This was great, Jenny. I liked it a lot.

jeff campbell said...

Poignant...well done Jenny ;-) Peace and blessings

Ms. Anthropy said...

A father's blessing can be elusive.

mbkatc230 said...

Good grief, I'm a dork. When I read the lines "measured steps" and "fellow marchers" I thought Oh goodie, Jenny is writing about a marching band. This was so much better than that! You did a beautiful job capturing the yearning for approval and understanding that everyone wants from their parents. Wonderfully written! Kat

Terra said...

This was beautiful! I am still feeling the longing in the last sentence. Beautiful. I finally linked up tonight and now I am off to read everyones! I don't let myself read ANY until I post mine...so this will be fun! I really liked this prompt. But you already know that huh!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so wonderful Jenny.
I have a feeling, there is nothing you can do or write to NOT make me like you.

Tina said...

Wow. Such deep meaning behind such few words. Amazing work, my friend.

Pat Tillett said...
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Pat Tillett said...

Really nice!
written wiwh lots of feeling and pain...

Cheryl said...

Stunningly evocative.

Bookie said...

This pulls at the reader's heart just as much as the song's lyrics!

Jenny said...

Test comment to gmail.

5thsister said...

regardless of life choices or circumstances we do always yearn for parental acceptance.

Jingle said...

apt one!

Jingle said...

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thanks!
;)
Happy Saturday!

cj Schlottman said...

Jenny,
Our need for the approval and the availability of our fathers never ends. Your words are artful and very evocative.

Thanks..........cj

Vicki said...

That was my thoughts as I first read this prompt last week...wondered if someone would 'go there'.
Great one Jenny :)