Violet had one leg that was slightly shorter than the other
so she hobbled in PE class
one eye was half brown half blue
her accent was English/ other times German
when the sun caught her hair it was golden then fiery red
she told interesting stories about her life
everyone laughed no one believed
“they hold a parade in my honor each year at my home
my name is a household name,” so she said
the girls roared on the ground as they heard this silliness
the half brown half blue eye got a tear
Violet invited me to her home
“you will be my guest of honor”
Not sure what to expect I went because she was my friend
now my name is a household name in her home town as well
This is a fictionalized story about a real person. There are those who are out of step with their community, school, or workplace; society too readily draws the line ostracizing people even bullying them. I like quirky, non-conformist; they make life spicy where otherwise everything would be just the same.
Photography: “Violet” copyright L. Moon 2011
This year for A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.) You will find poetry, You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.
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Good story! I like non-conformist, too. 🙂
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You have more useful info than the British had colonies pre-WWII.
A delightful story for a Friday afternoon.
Thanks for stopping thru
I was at your site you at mine
too bad it couldn’t have been over wine
Thank you for stopping by and tasting a few of my thoughts. I love how you play with words so I could not help but to follow. I am relativly new to writing ( just found out what a prose was 15 min ago in class lqtms) so I’m full of questions I hope you don’t mind them.
Hi Moondust writer. Great writing. I prefer the non-conformist, they’re always more interesting but sometimes they have a hard time.