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.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction: Hunger

I know I have been gone for several weeks, but for some reason I couldn't get the linky to work on my computer. I am back, and am looking forward to more writing in the new year!


It pained her, having to see them like this. There were always smiles and waves, eager hands and bright eyes, but as surely as the Elephant is wrinkled, Jane could see their tight bellies and wide eyed stares. Here in Africa, this was common, the people knew that if the Giraffe could eat the high leaves, they could adapt as well to life in the dust filled bowl of a continent. The children were the worst, because through all the suffering, they laughed and played. Jane knew they deserved better, and the bitter taste of hunger lingered in her stomach too; the hunger for justice.


  1. Great Job! I loved the phrase you used "as surely as the Elephant is wrinkled". You did a good job of using a simile to add to your story.

  2. This is so good!!! I'm with R.J., the Elephant line is perfect.

  3. I could sense these animals were possibly being abused and mistreated. Nice work with the details and imagery!

  4. Heartbreaking scene - you have done this so very well. I'm glad you went to this scene but I'm sure it was difficult. There is a lot of power in your words you've used. Really moving.

  5. Another vote for the elephant...and I could picture the children. Heartbreaking, well done.

  6. Yes, it was heartbreaking but so very well written!


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