The Story of my Blog Title

Quilt of Dragonflies- My blog is named that for a reason.I am lucky enough to own a genuine Quilt of Dragonflies, which I am sure brings me good dreams when I sleep beneath it. It was given to me by a friend of my mother's, who handmade the entire thing. Color meets pattern in this fantastic piece of artwork which sits on my bed. Brilliant shades of purple, blue, and green intersperse with tie dye dragonflies. I will not hesitate to call it my inspiration.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Five Sentence Fiction: Secrets

She began to hack and cough as a blackness seeped into her lungs. Twirling tendrils through her mouth and nose, obscuring her vision and dilating her senses; these were her biggest fears. Thoughts so secret that thinking them caused her to fall into a blackness so deep, she knew one day she would never return. As the inky memories and ebony desires engulfed her, she took one lingering look at the world with clouded eyes: the woods, trees, and the babbling brook. Where she was going, she would need all the inspiration she could get.


  1. Wonderful! I just stumbled across this. Very powerful and thought-provoking. I wonder where she is going, and why...? Lovely language - inky memories and clouded eyes. The 'dilating' of the senses... Very beautiful descriptions. I have just spent the last 3 hours writing an entirely different type of story, so my head is spinning! Must find my bed! :)

  2. Lovely! It's intriguing and full of dark imagery that works so well!

  3. This gives me an image of a historical novel, a bit "Tess of the d'Urbervilles " or "The French Lieutenant's Woman" or something, dramatic woman dying of consumption/TB. Very mysterious and so well written Claire.

  4. Oh, I thought it was about 'Consumption' too! This story could go anywhere - great job!


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