Thursday, 24 September 2015

The other side




The given word at Sunday Scribblings 2  is wayside, although I've been a bit cheeky and split it into two words! I used each half twice to make up for my mischeiviousness (blimey, that's a long word!)

The story first came to mind when I saw this week's photo at Friday Fictioneers. Thanks Rochelle, inspirational as ever.
Photo: Reclining gentleman

This piece  is unusually serious for me; I'm not quite sure where it came from!



What lies beyond I wonder? There must be more than this.

If I take the first step, who knows if I will l arrive safely on the other side.

Will I stop half way to gaze down at the troubled waters and see myself swimming against the tide? Shall I heed my pleas for help, or give in and watch myself sink into the blackness beneath?

I will leave now. Yes. I'll take that first step along the way to the other side to join my other self, the self I'm meant to be. I’ll stride out and look only forward. I will.

Just be there to greet me, hold me, lead me.

Love me.

Please?

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33 comments:

  1. Very serious, full of meaning, and, depending on interpretation, very uplifting in the end. Or very tragic. I like it.

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    1. I just hope she finds her other self on the other side. Thanks again for visiting me Ga H

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  2. I like this, Rosey. Very introspective, but then I think all writers are that sometimes.

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    1. Now and again! Thanks lizy-sussex-writer!

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  3. i read somewhere that every journey begins with the first step. she's on her way of finding what she's looking for.

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    1. Thank you so much. I think I must have floated up to a higher place whilst writing that!

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    1. It even made me think! thanks for your comment.

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  6. Indeed.. a great extended metaphor.. that's what bridges are. At least there is no ferryman to pay this time.

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    1. Thank goodness- I never did fancy Chris De Burgh!

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  7. Beautiful piece Rosey! Sounds to me like she is ready to take necessary risks to improve her life. I love it!

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  8. Hope she meets her inner self at the other end.
    This story is pregnant with wisdom and open to many interpretations. Skilfully written.

    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2015/09/road-to-freedom.html?m=1

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    1. Thank you so much. It's not my normal style so I'm really pleased with the reaction it's got.

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  9. Where on earth did this come from? A side of Rosey even I have never seen before!

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  10. Very profound but do try to find your true self now while you have the chance. Cheer up, you are not feeling guilty about putting slug bait down in your allotment are you?

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    1. I was only thinking the other day, those slugs must the best fed ones in the area eating all my organic veg. Has anyone got a recipe for cooking them after they've stuffed themselves to death?

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  11. We have those moments from time to time Rosey - people are here in a metaphorical way but i hope we all have someone there in a literal way - phew big words are not good on a Sunday morning (and I didn't know how to split up the way side either)..it's enough to give you kittens...do you still have your kittens...they are good path finders too!

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    1. We do, and they are, and we do, and they're not, and yes, but they are quite grown up now. Well almost but they ae a bit childish so I call them cattens!

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    2. Very pleased to hear Rosey ;)

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  12. I hope she decided to go to the other side of the bridge on solid ground.

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  13. This sounds like me, always contemplating the meaning.

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    1. Me to, that's why the story appeared in my head I guess.

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  14. Very introspective piece, sounds like she decided to stay on solid ground (that was my interpretation).

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    1. That was I had in mind for her. Thanks for dropping by.

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  15. A very troubled person. Good description and internal thoughs, Rosey. ---- Suzanne

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    1. Thak you so much for your kind words Suzanne

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