Friday, February 25, 2011

Jumping off places week three


What follows is my third entry in atticreflections.blogspot.com "Jumping off" places hosted by Linda.  Please stop by and read everyone's story started from a choice of first lines.  Why not join in?


The texture of the fabric was intoxicating and I knew it was expensive.

I never went in this store.  The prices, well, the prices just floored me.  As I picked up the red scarf and rubbed it on my cheek I just knew it was perfect.  The softness, the touch, it was just beyond belief.

I have never bought such an extravagant thing.  It just was not feasible.  This scarf would take the majority of what I call my cookie jar cash. Cash meant for emergencies. Think!  I whispered to myself would this qualify as an emergency?

I reached deep in my pocket and felt around for my wallet.  In what seemed like seconds I was on my way out the door holding my bag tightly.  I walked briskly and reached my destination in no time. 

I got on the elevator and smiled a guilty smile at those who rode it with me.  The door to the elevator opened.  As I emerged I had a self-satisfying spring in my step as walked down the hall.  I opened the door and went inside.

The woman lay in the bed surrounded by IV’s and wires.  Something shabby and gray covered her head. I placed the scarf in her hands and I could see as she lifted it to her cheek, that yes, this qualified.

18 comments:

Lee said...

Wonderful! Very enjoyable read and great little story, Crystal ;^)

Abby said...

Heart warming! I love your wonderful endings! Thanks, again for participating. I, also, love they way you couple everything with your art!

LadyCat said...

Beautiful! This actually gave me chills...a good kind. Thanks for the smile : )

Marlene said...

This is a beautiful story. It amazes me that we keep picking the same 1st line, kind of fun to see the different directions we all take.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Layers and folds are SO HARD to render. You've done such a lovely job here and great how you have folded in the story.

RE: PS...it won't bite. I promise. Everyday, before I work on an illo, I open a blank sheet and just play with brushes of filters just to see what they do. It eliminates the feeling that I am going to 'ruin' a project.

Margaret said...

Brava! I am so in love with this story. I might have to give this a try next week. Thanks for the link.

Wanda said...

OK, I'm tearing all over my keyboard. What a lovely and touching story...love the ending, as I still have goosebumps.

You are a blessing!

myminimocs said...

lovely!!! ♥

Carol Blackburn said...

What a beautiful story!

♥Jan♥ said...

Crystal this is such a beautiful story...it touched my heart~~~

Franz said...

Funny story!
Ciao Crystal,have i nice weekend!

Janice said...

OK...you got me. There are tears in my eyes. What a wonderful story about giving and selflessness.

Leovi said...

Great prose Crystal. I like to write and participate but I communicate through a google Traslator will look good.

Priti said...

Beautiful painting with a beautiful story!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Very touching Crystal!!!

EVA said...

What a great sketch and fabulous touching story Crystal!!

Diana said...

Lovely sketch and touching story...well done!

Purple Pony Art said...

I am enjoying all these stories as I go around my friends' blogs. Your story is SO TRUE. I don't know how many times my Mom or I have passed something up because we thought it was too expensive and couldn't be "justified"...sometimes the money just has to be spent, whether it's for you or someone else :-)

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