Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Post 1646. Wednesday December 6

Friday Fictioneers




Just weeks ago my window framed a palette of colour. Gaudy blooms, branches dressed in quivering leaves of green, and puffs of white drifting ‘cross a sky of deepest blue. But not today. Flowers have run to seed and trees resemble stark frosted skeletons. Grey clouds hang low and an icy wind whispers winter.

As I turn my gaze toward the orange glow of a crackling log fire, warmth fills my cheeks. Steam wafts from a comforting bowl of soup assaulting my senses. Here, winter is shut outside. As I draw the curtains, I am reminded that no matter the season, life is good.








Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Dale Rogerson for the chilly picture!
















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60 comments:

  1. Here's wishing you many more good seasons.
    After my bleak writing, I really needed to read this.

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    1. Pleased to have been of service Sheena!

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  2. Lovely and heart-warming! Thank you.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  3. "Stark frosted skeletons." Excellent. Loved the atmosphere contrast between indoors and outdoors.

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    1. I'm pleased it came across that way. Thanks Linda

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  4. That was beautifully done. Nothing better than a crackling fire, a nice bowl of soup and, well, I would keep the curtains open so I could see the contrast!

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    1. Now you come to mention it..! Cheers Dale

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  5. Dear Keith,

    A warm reminder. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  6. Lovely image and warming (literally) sentiment -- and now I want a crackling fire! (Just not the kind that's burning all over southern CA right now.)

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    1. No, that is pretty devastating. Cheers Joy

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  7. Nothing better than being wrapped up warm inside while winter carries on outside. Nicely evoked Keith.

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    1. It can get pretty cold north of the border I believe! Thanks Iain

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  8. The colors just moved indoors is all. Such pretty images you evoke!

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  9. Hurray. We have one happy camper at least, this week.😄

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  10. What ethereal language! And yes, life is always good, we just need to move the curtain a bit here and there for the right perspective :-)

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  11. Lovely cozy write.

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  12. Ah, nothing better than some warmth on a cold winter's day

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    1. I couldn't agree more Bernadette. Cheers!

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  13. Heartwarming piece, Keith. Keenly observed.

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  14. Several years ago I had the fireplace cleaned and decided I would not use it again. Too much heat loss and too much mess. There are days when I miss it though.

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    1. It's days like today when I really wish I still hd an open fire, there's nothing quite like it. Cheers Denise.

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  15. You're right Keith. Life is better than the altenative

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  16. So true! When it's cold outside, hot soup is wonderful. Curling up on the couch with hot tea and a book is happiness. Great story!

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  17. A jolly, heartwarming story- nice one.

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    1. I'm so pleased you liked it, thank you

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  18. Such an uplifting piece, nice one!

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  19. Yep, as long as there's a roof overhead, it's all good.

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  20. Plenty of good descriptive writing in your story, to help us all feel warm and happy! Thank you, Keith! As someone who fights SAD every winter, I appreciate the boost to my spirits.

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    1. I can't imagine that. Thank you for your kind words Penny

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  21. Yes, there's nothing so comforting as being warm and snug when outside it's cold. Nice tale Keith

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    1. ...baby it's cold outside! Cheers Lynn

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  22. I left a comment but don't see it now. Commenting on Blogspot is not always user friendly.
    Nice reminder about the comfort of a good fire and warm bowl of soup. - Russell

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    1. Well, you're here now and I really appreciate your perseverance an your comment. Cheers Russell

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  23. it looks like he has bounced back from a bad cold. life is good, indeed. :)

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    1. That's one interpretation! Thanks plaridel.

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  24. Ah - a cheerful one! Thanks you KEith :)

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    1. Well, someone had to do it! Thanks liz

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  25. Love it... I will make soup tonight so this was the best one to read.

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  26. That must be good soup, can I have the recipe.

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  27. How lovely and poetic, Keith. I could see the scene in my mind and almost taste the soup. Great writing. :) --- Suzanne

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  28. A good reminder for us all. Thank you.

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