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.

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33 thoughts on “Speak of the Dead

    • Claudette 09/06/2014 / 4:03 pm

      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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  1. fatgirlinboxinggloves 09/06/2014 / 5:36 pm

    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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    • Claudette 09/06/2014 / 6:37 pm

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

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  2. Marcy 09/06/2014 / 7:48 pm

    This reminded me of the book “Rebecca.”

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    • Claudette 09/06/2014 / 8:22 pm

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

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    • Claudette 09/06/2014 / 8:23 pm

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

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  3. Jen 09/06/2014 / 11:12 pm

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

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  4. Jennifer G. Knoblock 09/06/2014 / 11:23 pm

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

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    • Claudette 10/06/2014 / 7:14 am

      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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  5. Kir Piccini 10/06/2014 / 4:19 am

    Oh Grace. She stole your voice.

    what an incredible, palpable take on the prompt.

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    • Claudette 10/06/2014 / 7:19 am

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

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  6. M. L. Sexton 10/06/2014 / 10:39 am

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

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    • Claudette 10/06/2014 / 5:14 pm

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

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  7. jetgirlcos 10/06/2014 / 2:28 pm

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

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    • Claudette 10/06/2014 / 5:15 pm

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

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  8. KymmInBarcelona 10/06/2014 / 9:11 pm

    What an intriguing last line!

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    • Claudette 11/06/2014 / 7:20 am

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

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  9. April C. 10/06/2014 / 11:19 pm

    Very well done! This one really got me thinking.

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    • Claudette 11/06/2014 / 7:21 am

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

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  10. saroful 11/06/2014 / 4:59 am

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

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  11. innatejames 11/06/2014 / 7:10 am

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

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  12. Christine 11/06/2014 / 9:48 am

    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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