This post was written in response to Linda Hill’s weekly Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.
This week’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-sty.” Find a word that ends in “-sty” or use the word “sty.” Enjoy!
A few words have crossed my mind, such as:
Nasty, but I refuse to let any type of unpleasantness into my life.
Dusty, but I’m not in the mood to think about housework or dirt.
Crusty, I was tempted, but it’s way past my bedtime and I’m not hungry.
Hasty, I’m no longer in a hurry. I’ve been there, done all the rushing around, life is slower now.
Misty, this word brings sad memories. It’s the name of our cat who was run over, and I don’t need sad memories right now.
So, I finally settled on Frosty because I live an hour and a half’s drive from the Mediterranean Sea, where the climate is mild, so frost is a pretty, exotic thing I see very little of, and therefore it has no negative connotations for me. On the contrary, I looked through Pixabay and found some lovely pictures of frost, like this one:
I would love to stay at a log cabin, like the ones you see in films, in distant places like Canada and Alaska, sit by the window and write whatever comes to mind, drinking cups of tea and hot chocolate, by the fireplace, and eating hot soup with crusty bread (maybe I am hungry?).
I’d write a story about a writer who was in search of inspiration. She rented a cabin in the snowy countryside in the Alaskan wild where she found a diary in the bedside table drawer, left behind by a previous occupant who had also come to write a book.
She opened the first page and read:
Once upon a time a writer needed solitude to write her novel, so she rented a cabin and found a diary written by a previous occupant. It started with Once upon a time…
She wrote the first chapter, and then she left.
She returned every year to find her diary in the same place. She wrote a new chapter each year.
(And now I’m going to bed, because it’s one o’clock in the morning.
Tomorrow morning I’ll reread my post and write the end of the story.
Hi! I’m Back. Here’s Part II).
“Good morning, Maggie.”
Maggie turned to the pretty young girl and smiled.
“Where would you like to go today?” the nice girl said, showing her images on a screen. “There’s a beach, the mountains, a thick wood, or …”
“I want to go back to Alaska.”
“If you’re sure?” Maggie nodded enthusiastically.
The girl pushed Maggie’s wheelchair into the viewing room. “Why are you always so keen on frosty Alaska?”
Maggie’s eyes shone. “I have to finish my novel.”
The young girl caressed Maggie’s wrinkled hand, put on her 3D glasses and said, “Alaska it is.”