Stargazing

Nudged by his little hand I traced Ursa Major at midnight. He relaxed.

Would calm accompany him inside? Or would he jump from couch to trampoline then race across the room? And again more times than there are stars in the sky?

This is my response to the first ever Yeah Write Gargleblaster prompt. I had exactly forty-two words to answer the question, “What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?”Β Why don’t you give it a try? Find out more about the Gargleblaster here.Β 

33 thoughts on “Stargazing

  1. Ha! It’s a gamble, isn’t it? I love that you started with 300 words and pared it down to 42. That’s partly what the gargleblaster is about – finding the core of what you want to say, and saying it beautifully. You did a great job!

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  2. I loved this… I am sending it to a friend in LA who has a son this might describe… she is a rock, but they weep too, and this is a sweet shoulder. She may not feel so alone.

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