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A January Tuesday

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She was gentle. Like lilac blossoms dancing in the breeze on a summer afternoon. She sat on a cushion to drive and was never far from her cardie.

She’d drunk the wine deeply. Picked the glass up and drained it in a single trip to her mouth. It was the same for every glass she’d had. I’m telling you this to help the story along but of course in reality, at that time in the morning, there was no one there to watch her.

The accident.
Although she was three times over the drink drive limit.
Was not her fault.

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    So sad! I love the way many of your drabbles present a situation but don't resolve it for the reader.

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    There is such a message in this, Lisa. Unserendipitous is not a word, but in the absence of an real antonym, it seems to fit.

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    Lisa Williams over 1 year ago

    Eek. Hope not leaving too much to the reader Drew. And Nev, I think as writers we need be making words up. Thanks reading both hope enjoy the rest of it (every Tues in Jan) xx

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    Nope. That's the beauty of those drabbles Lisa, you navigate that fine line between being too obscure and revealing too much, especially on "difficult" subjects.

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