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The 50-Word Vignette Challenge

50-Word Vignette #44

Prompt: Chronicles

One by one, I tossed her diaries onto the fire and the chronicles of her life coughed flame and expired. Better there was no evidence left behind. Who knew what her juvenile scribblings; the lengthy ramblings of twenties and beyond; the neat, cyphered jottings of more recent years, might reveal?

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Jul. 31st, 2015 08:40 am (UTC)
‘It's always Narnia, isn’t it?’
‘When someone mentions the word, “chronicles,” it’s always Narnia that comes to mind.’
‘I don’t follow.’
‘I have this friend who challenges me to write tiny stories based on a single prompt. This week, the word is “chronicles.”’
‘Oh, I see.’
‘Narnia. Obvs.’


Edited at 2015-08-01 08:20 am (UTC)
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:20 am (UTC)

It's so true about 'Chronicles'.

And heavens, no! I consider chucking my old journals once every few years, but can never bring myself to do so.
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:45 am (UTC)
I meant the diaries in the vignette... there's a story in them there journals!

(I did burn lots of mine - several years ago. It was immensely therapeutic!)
Aug. 4th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
Re. "There's a story in them there journals."

You know, you're probably right ...
Jul. 31st, 2015 11:05 am (UTC)
two books of the old testament
don’t remember much about them
the Venerable Bede
never finished reading him
that other venerable one
the Domesday Book
another one too
the name i can’t remember
chronicles a scholar’s friend
and for relief when the library is too dusty
Bob Dylan’s biography
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:22 am (UTC)
I love how the word conjures so many kinds of books.
Jul. 31st, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
She never just spoke a sentence or two. Everything that happened to her had a beginning, a middle, and an end, a setting and a theme. She spoke in chronicles, narrating her autobiography as she lived it.
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
This makes me think she would be a character in a magic realist novel, for some strange reason.
Aug. 1st, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
"All we need now," said Tristan, "is to stumble upon the ragged chronicles of the terrible events that left the station empty."

Clutterbuck grunted. "Not enough dust. Abandonment was not so long ago." He looked up. "You could start writing one, for the benefit of those who might come after."
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
Love the name, 'Clutterbuck' *grin*
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