Memory Failure #dVerse #amwriting

This haibun and quadrille was written for dVerse, where Lillian asked us to write 44 words using the word glow. Click on any of the links to take you there and participate.

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Memory Failure

Glowing Christmas lights, a single mother raising two daughters. Three against the world. All else fades. My father alive only in pictures. Brothers estranged. Just me, my sister, and Mum. Money tight, but fundamentally happy.

Silliness, laughter

We were happy, weren’t we?

Memory failure.

Sascha Darlington

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5 replies »

  1. ohhhhh….I think it sad that the last line is memory failure after that question. I’m reminded of the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Just watched the original 1933 film where a very young Katherine Hepburn plays Jo. Very excited to see Greta Gerwig’s new rendition with Emma Watson, Lorna Derne, Meryl Street and others . . . including my now 11-year old grand daughter who was selected as an extra for the film. We caught a glimpse of her in a trailer so know she will be there — blond violinist in the “garden scenes”! 🙂 The March family were poor in material wealth but oh so rich in family love.

    • Hi liIlian! I wanna further mention something here, I don’t think that having a bad memory is worse. For example, there is a 5 watt bulb, so what do you expect from it to give? Of course the enough light that the 5 watt bulb suppose to give.
      I think what we should do is; if someone is not that special, so just believe you are special, and you’ll never be the same again😇

  2. Impressed by your blog🤩
    People think that failure is inferior or imperfect and thay give up. But what they don’t think is besides that, it have many benefits us in many positive ways.
    I also wrote about it in my blog, so lemme know your thoughts on that.

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