08 May 2010

Love's Consent

100 Word Challenge

This week's prompt for 100 words of prose or poetry is "consent."
This is my entry.
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The day was clear and cloudless the first day she saw him. Hot with the extreme heat of August in the rain forest. Sweet, she thought as she looked at him, beautiful. She spent a lot of time swinging in the hammock skin to skin. Counted fingers and toes, stroked the silkiness of him, welcomed this first grandchild. The soft awe, nurturing, cherishing felt familiar. What surprised her was the ferocity that overcame her. The head over heals, ready to die for, fierce bear, all out committed love. Her advice to grandmothers ever since: consent to fall utterly in love.


  1. Mother love is one of the great constants that keep the cycle of life going, as love is passed down through the generations, like freckles.

  2. What a beautiful piece on affirmation on love.
    Well done!
    Mine is here
    Happy Mother's Day,my friend!
    You look BEAUTIFUL, then and NOW!
    You are such a wonderful friend and MOTHER!
    May this Mother's Day be one of the best with more to come in years!

  3. Patti, I'm lucky, I got both the love and the freckles! I'm glad to pass them on...
    Thanks, Shakira, for your generous praise!

  4. beautiful mom! my kids are so blessed to have you (and dad) to love them so fiercely!!

  5. Beautiful, and so appropriate so close to Mother's Day.

  6. This is a beautiful post - and an excellent response to the 100 word challenge. Thank you, for sharing this.


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