We were so alike you and me.  Growing up, inseparable.  As time passed, so grew the distance between us. Did you reach out? Surely, I wasn’t too far so as not to hear your cry.

Your absence leaves a hole. Darkness where there was light.

I’m sorry.

  1. Hugh James said:

    Janet – as always, a picture and words that go right to the heart!

    Well done,


    • Janet said:

      Thanks Hugh. Looking forward to reading your piece for Sunday.

  2. Jessica said:

    Touching, Janet. Someday, however, you are going to write something about puppies and flowers and sunshine and chocolate, and we will all be wondering which body snatcher took away the Janet we know and love.

    • Janet said:

      I’ve tried to write about rainbows but always seem to end up in the raincloud. Don’t know why. I’m a pretty happy person, perhaps because I write away my angst?

  3. You have such a creative mind. I love how spare and perfect your pieces are!

    • Janet said:

      Thanks Linda. I feel that all this practice at writing with a 50 word limit is really helping me to tighten my longer pieces.

  4. Losing touch with someone once close does indeed leave a hole. Beautiful job at describing that vacancy.

    • Janet said:

      I didn’t intend the story to go in that direction but my NaNoWriMo story was in a dark place and so i just kind of went with it.

    • Janet said:

      Thanks Elena. Someone I know well lost someone very close to them and they have never been the same. Witnessing that kind of loss is quite heart-wrenching.

    • Janet said:

      Oh dear. I am so sorry.

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