Vanished – 50 Word Story

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Blue sails pearl her dreams. Perhaps, he’d become a seafarer without time for farewell. He’d debark with a sack of treasure on his back, moonstones harvested from night mines, urns of green oil smelling like summer grass, a wooden box of promises kept, a smile on his lovesick face.

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Short and sweet today as the Overlord is joining grammy and grampy for the weekend (his mama has a cold). Bear with me as my blog presence will be somewhat curtailed by a requirement to play πŸ™‚

80 thoughts on “Vanished – 50 Word Story

  1. reocochran says:

    The emotions make a black and white dream come into technicolor. Just come back to his true live laden with seafaring gifts. β™‘

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  2. Ali Isaac says:

    Lovely evocative piece, Diana. Just goes to prove it’s quality over quantity every time, even when it comes to writing. Enjoy your play time. 😊

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  3. Lovely write with good imagery.

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  4. Lovely little jewel of a piece, Diana. I’m catching up on my email so was late getting to it. I hope you had a good time with the little one. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  5. Well done, Diana! Beautiful imagery. Hope your weekend with the Overlord was full of fun (but not too much–Grams and Gramps can’t keep up for too long πŸ˜‰ )

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  6. Wow this is lovely! Imagery is amazing! Hope it was fun!

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  7. Deb says:

    This is beautiful.

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  8. D, this is simply marvelous; so evocative. Well done. Hugs.

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  9. inesephoto says:

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your most precious ones.

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  10. dgkaye says:

    Enjoy the precious moments Diana; it’s calling living. πŸ™‚

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  11. Nurse Kelly says:

    Gorgeous language and imagery, Diana. Hope you are enjoying your time with your grandson – hope he isn’t ruling too harshly! πŸ™‚

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  12. Powerful Diane. It’s amazing what we as humans can do with just a few quick words isn’t it?

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  13. ghostmmnc says:

    Ooh love the line about the urn with green oil…:) reminds me of a deep green glass bottle I have. It holds bath oil. .. Hope you’re having fun with the grandbaby! Whirlwind is a good description of our granddaughter, too!

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  14. joannesisco says:

    From the second line, I expected this story to have a melancholy tone. To my surprise, you followed with quite the opposite …. “urns of green oil smelling like summer grass” and “a wooden box of promises kept”.
    Strong images in so very few words πŸ™‚

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  15. Reblogged this on Kate McClelland and commented:
    Nice short story, beautiful picture. Good luck with the babysitting, hope mama is better soon :0)

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  16. Judy Martin says:

    You manage to tell such a great story in so few words Diana, and I love the way you have used ‘pearl’ too.
    Have fun with the Overlord this weekend πŸ˜‰

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  17. cmblackwood says:

    Beautiful image; and lovely, ear-pleasing details in the story! Have fun playing! πŸ™‚

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  18. C.E.Robinson says:

    Diana, short piece and filled with imagination. I can see the woman standing on the shore with stars in her eyes. Surprise to read pearl as a verb, and it fits so well! Enjoy your play weekend! Hope the weather is good! Elizabeth

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    • Thanks, Elizabeth. Yes, everyone likes “pearl” as a verb. Ha ha. I’m partial to that one myself – so much so that I have to be careful not to overuse it!! Have a great weekend yourself. ❀

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  19. Annika Perry says:

    Your writing oozes with magic, Diana. Have a great weekend with lots of play! πŸ˜€

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  20. Ocean Bream says:

    How charming πŸ™‚

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  21. The V-Pub says:

    Your words magically paired with the graphic was a delight to read. Have fun with playtime, Diana!

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  22. balroop2013 says:

    Talking through symbols makes you shine Diana! Loved this piece. Have a blessed weekend.

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  23. I love it. And I love how you use “pearl” as a verb.

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  24. Beautiful imagery…I’ve never seen pearl as a verb – I like it! Moonstones are simply magical. ..I have a small oval moonstone ring that I really enjoy wearing. Thanks for sharing. ..hope you have a super weekend.

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  25. Your writing never stops enchanting me. Beautiful as ever – I particularly liked the opening sentence, with the wonderful verb “pearl.”

    Have fun with the Overlord!

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  26. Enjoy the Overlord and making good memories! When I hear this, I realize how much I hope to have a couple of them myself one day πŸ™‚

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  27. Bernadette says:

    A very romantic portrait of a dream. Enjoy the Overlord and don’t catch a cold yourself. Hope to see you at the Salon someday soon.

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  28. Play is essential to feeding the imagination. Enjoy!

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  29. You paint quite a picture in very few words, Diana. Enjoy that weekend.πŸ’•

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  30. Great one, the rest left to imagination.

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