Speak of the Dead

Funny how a name can be validation or condemnation. I hadn’t even met her, but her presence overwhelmed my world. It got so bad I learnt to talk only about the absolute necessities. Compared to the dead, I spoke less than she.

33 responses to “Speak of the Dead”

  1. This is my fave on gargleblaster this week so far πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, I’m not one for strategy about when to post my link, so got in nice and early this week, But that also means there are still plenty of others to load. I really enjoy reading all the different ideas that come out of the same words. πŸ™‚

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  2. fatgirlinboxinggloves Avatar
    fatgirlinboxinggloves

    I really like your opening line. And the idea of only talking about “absolute necessities” seems like such a burden – sad.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed writing his one, it seemed to just write itself once the first line came.

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  3. This reminded me of the book “Rebecca.”

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    1. mmm, don’t know what that book is, will have to google.

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  4. I like the layers of this piece. Nice job!

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    1. thanks. Shrek and his onions can be inspiring πŸ™‚

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  5. Great little story. The last line there was the clincher!

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    1. Thanks Jen, appreciate your comment.

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  6. Jennifer G. Knoblock Avatar
    Jennifer G. Knoblock

    Every line is loaded…like a poem. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. Poems are what I normally write, wanted to try something different. Guess you can’t change the woman! πŸ™‚

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  7. I hate people that are toxic like that. Ugh!

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    1. There’s a lot of it about.

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  8. Oh Grace. She stole your voice.

    what an incredible, palpable take on the prompt.

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    1. She did indeed. Thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a lovely, supportive comment.

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  9. So sad, so poignant! This really was brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, what a nice comment.

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  10. If only everyone thought like this to only talk of “absolute necessities.”

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    1. Sometimes that would be nice, sometimes I think it might be a little …..boring? Speaking Kindly would be better. πŸ™‚

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  11. I really like this one! There are many things to ponder lurking in those 42 words.

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    1. Thank you. It is amazing how so few words can get you thinking.

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  12. KymmInBarcelona Avatar
    KymmInBarcelona

    What an intriguing last line!

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    1. I try to be intriguing, sadly it does not happen that I am in real life πŸ™‚

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  13. Very well done! This one really got me thinking.

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    1. Thank you, good to use the brain matter πŸ™‚

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  14. Some people tend to take a lot of room.

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  15. ” I hadn’t even met her, but her presence overwhelmed my world.” That says so much in so little.

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes less is more.

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  16. Yup, us soft spoken folks have that happen to us a lot. That’s why we need to stick together ❀

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    1. Like superglue to your fingers πŸ™‚

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  17. I’ve been around people like this. It’s like slow asphyxiation. Nice response to the prompt, Claudette – thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks, I always enjoy this grid.

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