Monday, June 11, 2012

Tantalizing Tuesday Teaser

Welcome to this week's Tantalizing Tuesday where we pick any picture that captures our fancy and write no more and no less than 200 words!

Naomi Shaw:
Julez S Morbius:
Muffy Wilson:
Lee Brazil:
Cg Brumby:
Angelica Dawson:
Ray Sostre:
Gemma Parkes:
Venus Cahill:
Leann Mitchell:
Dianne Hartsock:
Havan Fellows:
Bonni Sansom:
Don Abdul:
Sherry Tooker:

Just when I think life is on track something small and seemingly insignificant will pull me back into the quagmire. This morning while getting ready for work the light reflected on my pale skin as I stood at the sink in only my bra brushing my teeth.  As part of my regular routine I never gave a thought to the disfigurement running down the middle of my torso from beneath the black silk to below where the countertop starts. It wasn’t the highly visible mark that stopped me cold, it was the tiny starburst in the centre of my hand as it caught the light and pulled me into the darkness. With years behind me I’d hoped to finally put this in my past and carry on but fear instantly clutched my belly and I was transported back, inundated by memories of when my life and near death had been an absolute nightmare. I wanted to drop my toothbrush burst into tears and crawl back under my bed covers. Instead I stood, eyes transfixed on that millimetre of scarred skin. It felt like hours but I made it. I gave myself a quick wink and I continued brushing my teeth.


Muffy Wilson said...

I have horrors like that over something, perhaps we all do. But, you are stronger and prouder having fought off the panic and terror. So well written and poignantly described. Been there...:) xo

Angelica Dawson said...

Hmm, I'm a little lost on what she's remembering. I'm glad she's moving on though. thanks for the tease.

2bmechick said...

oh very powerful

diannehartsock said...

Very well described. I could feel an almost blind panic and her strength to climb above it.

vampiremorbius said...

Powerful and extremely well written

Naomi said...

Excellently written. I think most people can identify with a fear that makes them want to crawl under the sheets. I know I can. Very moving and I'm glad she can move on

gemma parkes said...

Emotive, yet positive. Great storytelling and the tease of not revealing too much!

Anonymous said...

so powerful shows the fear and memories we all face and some of us overcome....good job.

Don Abdul said...

A deeply moving description of her fear and terrifying memories. Happy with the positive outcome though. A very well written teaser indeed!

Leann Mitchell said...

Wow, great teaser! It was uplifting!

Lee Brazil said...

The simplest thing... is sometimes a trigger when big things wash off our backs like water off a duck. Great post