Tara Rocks

The outline of a memory

It had to be nearby; she remembered walking this path to picnic in the shade with her grandparents. Now the area seemed so different yet so much the same it was hard to remember, should she have turned into the woods sooner, she remembered there was a tiny arbor at the end.
Suddenly, she felt she was in the right place, but she couldn’t see anything except a sprawling grapevine. As if by magic she realized the sprawling grapevine outlined the shape of a house, and barely held up a crumbling chimney, an outline, a memory of what was.

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0 comments for “The outline of a memory

  1. July 20, 2012 at 1:14 am

    this was nice. The outline, the memory…i enjoyed it.

  2. July 20, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Great ‘outline’. I can see it there.

  3. July 20, 2012 at 1:26 am

    What a very clever way to replicate and reinforce the title of the piece by using it as a metaphor and a fact at the same time. I really enjoyed this.

  4. July 20, 2012 at 1:49 am
  5. rochellewisoff
    July 20, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Nice imagery. Almost poetry. An enjoyable read.

  6. July 20, 2012 at 4:17 am

    I love this!

  7. July 20, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Its a bit sad that time changes things as it does, but time is like gravity- unrelenting and unforgiving. At least she has the memories.

  8. July 20, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I agree. It worked well and made me want to know more about her memory.

  9. July 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I loved this. I would love to know more about the memories she has out of here. That would be a wonderful start to a terrific story! http://theforgottenwife.com/2012/07/19/friday-fictioneers-july-20-2012/

  10. July 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This feels like stream of worried consciousness. I’ve been in the woods before not sure where I was supposed to be trying to get somewhere by memory. Very realistic in how it sounded in my head, lol.

    And I like the layout of your blog. I haven’t been to pinterest yet, but this reminded me of what it might be like, or how it would be if i used the photos from these flashes to ‘pin’ with the links to my stories.

    • July 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      thank you 🙂 i was working on making it a primarily photo blog, but i just don’t post as often as i would like, so at least the prompts include a photo so i can keep up appearances 🙂

  11. July 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    nicely told.. enjoyed it

  12. July 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Very visual. I liked the reference to the outline. You could move into the remembering with her.

  13. SAM
    July 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve felt like this before. Great capture of the internal struggle of familiar yet changed memories.

    Mine is here: http://frommywriteside.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/the-hunted/

  14. July 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    well done.