This has been a pretty miserable week what with the almost continual rain and the death of a much-loved colleague. This particular teacher had taught for nearly 50 years, passing up retirement to continue to do what loved best, teach.
His students adored him and his avant-garde approach to teaching biology. Teachers gravitated toward him because of his positive outlook and sense of humor. Ever the performer, he could always make light of a situation and get you laughing before dealing with anything serious-I will miss our talks.
He was everybody’s grandfather, a lover of Kerry Blue terriers, an ever-fixed mark, and the halls of our school will never be the same. Goodbye Mr. Kistler.
Writing in the Buff, posts a picture meant to serve as a fictional book cover. It's your job to write a blurb about the book in 150 words or less to entice a prospective reader. Are you up to the challenge?
Here is this week's picture and my story:
Nola hadn’t been to the old house since the funeral, but there were some personal things of her mother’s she didn’t want strangers handling, and there wasn’t much time before the movers arrived.
She quickly headed upstairs to her mother’s bedroom, and walking over to the dresser, she lightly fingered the intricate carvings of her mother’s hairbrush. An uncontrollable urge came over her and she began to brush her hair.
Memories came flooding back along with the tears, but Nora continued to brush, mesmerized by her image in the gilded mirror before her. And with every brush stroke, the mirror began to glow.
Shaking, Nora reached out and all at once found herself in a room surrounded by what looked like very detailed statues. A golden horn lay glowing at her feet, and picking it up she placed it against her lips and blew-slowly the statues began to move… (149 words, not including the title)
I hope you enjoyed the little fantasy twist to tonight's blurb. I can tell you that I reworked it several times trying to get it under that 150 word limit-I just had so much I wanted to say with this one.
The weatherman says it will dry out this weekend, and I am looking forward to a little sun and reading your stories over the next couple days!