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Seasonal and Topical - An Occasional Drabble Thingy - dorsetgirl
March 2nd, 2010
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Seasonal and Topical - An Occasional Drabble Thingy
Welcome to the Seasonal and Topical Drabble. I’m going to be out all day and forgot all about the challenge until this morning, so I’m sticking with scenes from my own life. Of course, if it’s the anniversary of something really big today and I just haven’t noticed, please feel free to drabble that instead!

The prompts for this week are:

A Letter for (or to or from) a Child

A Train Journey

Family History

I’ll be having a go this evening or tomorrow, but don’t wait for me - if you’re inspired, go for it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t have to write in English if you don’t want to.

Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

And don’t forget, as long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.

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Date:March 2nd, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)

Letter to a (still-born) child

Oh my son, born too early, you could never live, your lungs never took breath. And what would the future have held for you? Your father, who never saw you, was murdered for his beliefs. And I, your heart-broken mother, have lost the final link I could have had with him. There is nothing left for me now, and I am to be hanged in the morning. But I will not wear the garb of mourning, but shall die in my wedding dress, to celebrate my lost love. Oh my son, born too early, I would have named you Thomas.
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Date:March 2nd, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)

Family History

“Your father was the son of a peasant woman and I’m not sure he ever knew his own father. And my mother was a Catholic and left this country so she could worship as she wished. My first husband was shot because he chose love above duty. My second husband was murdered because he said all men should be treated equally. And your father died because he stood up for his beliefs even when they were no longer popular. So, Elizabeth Sexby, there is no reason for you to behave as society dictates; you may marry the man you chose.”
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