to touch what is out of reach.
a young boy’s heart,
propels his infinite curiosity.
his desire to know
this sometimes tumultuous
world will survive insurmountable adversity.
To the captured firefly,
I hope the search for endless “whys?”
Shuns pervasive complacency rooted in our society.
his pure joy of discovery
illuminates my often cynical view, carved by
murky undercurrents flowing through earliest memories.
Inspired by my sons, this is my response to Trifecta’s weekly prompt, which is to write a 33-333 word piece using the following word/definition:
COMPANION (noun) – 3. a.: one that is closely connected with something similar; b.:one employed to live with and serve another
The challenge is open to everyone, so click on the link above to check out other responses- or even better, submit your own!
Now, for an update. Several weeks ago, my piece, Love Story, was voted first place and for that, I won a $33 Barnes and Noble gift card. I finally made it to the store last weekend (yay!) so I can give the promised rundown on what bought. I got books for the kids for Christmas (we always get them some kind of book.) And I’m super excited because I really think they will like my choices this year.
My older son bought a used guitar with his birthday money, so I selected a guitar book/dvd for him. My younger son loves helping in the kitchen, so I picked a kids cookbook so he can choose meals and lead the cooking (I’ll be his assistant :)) Oh, and of course, I picked up a couple books for me!
Now, I had to laugh, because the transaction was so suited to Trifecta. I paid with my $33 card and my balance was a giggle-producing $13.33!
Thank you so much to everyone who read and voted for my story that week. And a huge “THANK YOU” to the editors for the lovely incentive to celebrate the 99th challenge!