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A Pause For Breath

You lay on your back in the hallway,

head towards the door.

So the light from the stained window

could fall across you face

and paint your skin shades of blue.


From the top of the stairs

I watched you

sing songs to the sunlight,

while the birds whistled outside

and the rest of the world

fell silent.



Written For The Daily Prompt: Abstract

This entry was posted in: Poetry


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.


  1. Short yet very expressive and nice style.
    I’d like to show my appreciation to the picture you chose for this post. Oh, I figured out that I spent few moments staring at it but actually they were years of memories came into my mind through this picture – I used to see this view a lot! Thank you Carol for this post and this wonderful window picture

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