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Liminal


A stunningly beautiful short story from D. Wallace Peach- one of my very favorite writers!

Myths of the Mirror

Photo prompt “Hidden” by Sue Vincent

Liminal

Her sable brush roamed the canvas. Delicate strokes of umber and ochre for the barren branches. Burnt sienna for the dying autumn leaves.

She paused. Amused.

Had she painted autumn’s abandoned twigs? Or young buds, heralds of the coming green? She savored her newfound uncertainty. Fall or Spring? Snow a foretelling of what was to come or a last gust of cold breath before the skies turned blue?

Her lover leaned over her shoulder, adding bergamot to scents of oil and turpentine. “Why the gray skies?”

She angled a smile. “Because the liminal world is rarely black and white.”

~*~

I wrote (3) 99-word stories for the Sue Vincent Rodeo over at Carrot Ranch. Then, I read the fine print and discovered I could only submit (2). Uh oh. Decisions, decisions. Well, this is the one that I didn’t submit.

Remember that submissions…

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JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romance who writes about smart, sassy females and tough, alpha males who learn the true power is love. Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: http://jacqbiggar.com You can follow her on at http://Facebook.com/jacqbiggar, http://Twitter.com/jacqbiggar Or email her via her web site. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!

18 comments on “Liminal

  1. Thanks again, Jacquie, for sharing my flash story. I’m just tickled by your comment and that you enjoyed the read. I hope you’ll play along and add your wonderful talent to the fun. Happy Writing, my friend. ❤ ❤ Hugs!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Jacquie. I had missed this. Have a splendid week. Hugs on the wing.

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  3. This was ‘stunningly beautiful’ Jacquie–and Diana!

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  4. If this is the one she didn’t submit, imagine the ones she decided were better! This one was brilliant.

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  5. Yep, saw this on Diana’s blog. Thoroughly enchanted by it!

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  6. A good share, Jacquie. It makes me wonder about the other two Diana chose to submit.

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  7. This is such a great example of beautifully expressed prose! Thank you for sharing, Jacquie!

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  8. One of my favorites, too, Jacquie. Right here, is a demonstration of why that is. Thank you for sharing, Jacquie. 🙂

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