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After All The Excitement

We took turns counting out the left-over pennies, dug out from beneath fifty year old settee cushions. The ones not left-over, found the day before when our granddaughter lost an ipod between the seats, they had clattered down into the ceramic gut of a bright pink pig.

It would do well for a girl you said; before sneaking away to your workshop and painting quotes from all her favourite books across every spare speck of curve you could find.

I picked out the silver tissue paper and the plum coloured ribbon, I knew you couldn’t wrap to save your life.



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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

5 Comments

  1. summerstommy2 says

    I find this very intriguing Carol, the coins, the piggy bank the quotes. And there is a sort of sexist undertone of ‘doing well for a girl ‘, certainly you have me thinking and I like that. Your writing is always fascinating.

    • I’m glad you’re intrigued. It was very much a free-write since I was a little stumped by the prompt and I didn’t quite know how to tackle it.

  2. illsagorrey says

    Very beautiful! I was a bit stumped by the prompt, but I finally pulled something off.

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