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January 29th, 2009


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08:25 am - Morning
Just a drabble, not enough for a story, which came to me this morning...
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She's got to clear out this closet, she thinks, as her hands pass slowly over the shirts and skirts and trousers and jackets. It's too full for the clothes to breathe...

“How can I see what I have?” she mutters.

Then a sleeve eases itself out. Tweed-and-leather-patch, a ragged hole at the cuff. Not hers.

He's been gone a long time.

The closet now smells of bay rum and warm man instead of her flowers.

The sleeve rests itself on her shoulder. She feels the hole against her skin.

“Darling, what do you have?” comes the whisper.


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From:paratti
Date:January 29th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
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Wibble.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you -- and less wibbly moments for the rest of the day!
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From:winding_path
Date:January 29th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's lovely.

I feel like there should be a French word for the vague sense of sadness and discontent I feel, having read that. I don't know that there is, but I feel like there should be.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
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The French have a word for everything. ;-)

Thanks, W_P, for reading and kind words!
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From:cindergal
Date:January 29th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I just got a little shiver.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, Cindy. I do appreciate your reading (and shivering).

Happy Thursday!
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From:freixenet
Date:January 29th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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...oh. My.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, F! Thank you for reading. :-)
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From:ladyforash
Date:January 29th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that was very lovely and moving and very sad.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, C, for reading and commenting! I really do appreciate it. :-)
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From:anne_d
Date:January 29th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Whoa. Definitely goosebumpy.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
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I'm fascinated by whether people find it sad or scary, so thank you so much for reading and weighing in! :-)

(And have a good day, too.)
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From:anne_d
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
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I'd say melancholy, wistful and a bit eerie.
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From:heron_pose
Date:January 29th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
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Not sure whether it counts as a "real" ghost story one about material memory; either way, it's ...

you weren't supposed to kill him!

Such goodness in such a wrongish package, you writer, you.

::allthehugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
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"Him" might not be HIM. Although the details do point that way... but anyway.

Thank you for reading the wrongish package and still finding good! You are awesome, H_P. Awesome!

[hugs]
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From:heron_pose
Date:January 29th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Whether it's HIM, he's hers, though, yes?

... it's dead good, L -- I *mean* it. (And I hope you know it.)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Yes. Yes, that's right.

And I'm off for a long evening of work, but thank you for kindness, because I have zero confidence at this moment!

[sends masses of hugs]
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From:headrush100
Date:January 29th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Lovely snippet. :-) *hugs* May your Friday go well!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Hugs hugs and a good Friday for you, leading to a better weekend!
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From:stateless82
Date:January 29th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
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At first I thought it was wistful and sad, then the creepy crawlies started up my back.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 30th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
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Yay!

[cough]

I mean, your reading is always insightful and most, most welcome, Susan. :-))

[all good thoughts for your Friday]
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:January 31st, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
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Beautiful!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 31st, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
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Thank you, thank you, G! :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:February 4th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
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Rainkatt, thank you! I so appreciate your reading and your response. :-)

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