Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Mag 132...Big Room - first time



Joining Magpie Tales challenge today.
Write a poem or short vignette using the picture featured in this post as your inspiration

Big Room, 1948, by Andrew Wyeth


Life interrupted and time stood still as Evie stood listening to the loud ticking of the clock and waited to hear the last musical chime of the clock she loved and must leave behind. She stood looking, listening and filling her heart with  memories from the past. Tears trickled down her face and dropped to the hardwood floor as  the shadows slowly passed over what had once been her life. The  room  spoke without words of the  emptiness in her heart that now matched the emptiness of  the big room.



34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

well, the room's not spinning for you anymore. this was lovely and sad.

i love andrew wyeth...

Brian Miller said...

whew....funny how the room takes ont he personality of the one standing in it eh? love the standing there waiting for the music, that last bit of familiar before moving on...

LC said...

Well done!

jabblog said...

Short,sweet and sad.

Snapper II said...

I like it.
Glad to see you are "Back in the Saddel again" Yipieee-kai-aaa

crafty cat corner said...

The room reminds me of Jane Austin type rooms

Hope the Hurricane is missing you.

Briony
x

Berowne said...

A nice mood piece, short but effective...

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhh Mad Snapper has turned into a wordsmith too. We love it and are so glad you are feeling better
Hugs Madi and Mom

PS We hope and purr Issac turns back out into the open ocean!!

Grace said...

I like the room speaking of emptiness, just like in her heart ~

Susannah said...

At least take the clock with you!!!! Sad! Great job, Sandra!

Charleen said...

So many questions! How old is Evie?Why was she leaving? Where is she going now?

Gail said...

Wonderful!!!!

Inger said...

Wow! That was great. This is one reason I love blogs -- all that talent that we never would know about others, nor be able to express for ourselves, before blogging and digital cameras came along.

izzy said...

I like your take on this but I am glad for the party in mine! Thanks for visiting!

Ann said...

Very nicely done.

Deb said...

oh Sandra that was awesome...your words so fit the photo...you should be a writer...

Linda said...


I love the soft sadness of the empty heart you've created here, Sandra. Very poignant and beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I hope the hurricane misses you. Stay safe. =D

Tess Kincaid said...

So very touching...

Ritva said...

Beautiful.

Maple Lane said...

Very moving words.

Michaele said...

Bravo! Well done : )

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - that was pretty good - why did she have to move? I would love to know the rest. sandie

Miss Debbie said...

Wow...impressive! I want to hear the rest of the story! Hope and pray you are safe and stay that way!! :-)

Mamabug said...

Absolutely wonderful Sandra! Maybe there's a book in you yet!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Quite nice and very evocative, Sandra.

BlueShell said...

Oh...that is nice...well done. I think that is kind of difficult to me...I'll try, but I'll make no promises...
HUG YOU TIGHT
BShell

diane b said...

You have hidden talents as a writer. Hope you are getting rid of the dizzies.

SquirrelQueen said...

What an intriguing snippet, it really makes me want to know the circumstances that brought Evie to this point in her life. Well done!

Kay said...

loved that the room spoke without words...x

Sue said...

This called to mind Emily in "Our Town."
I liked it.

=)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Beautifully told. Bravo.

Anna :o]

Rose said...

Oh, Sandra....you need to finish this story! You have a gift if this is anything to go by.

Carrie Burtt said...

Beautiful writing....:-)

Donna B. said...

Very nice...memories.....