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.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Write on Wednesdays: Agent Chin-Wag

The Write on Wednesday Spark: Agent Chin- Wag
Pay attention to the conversations around you: at the dinner table, in the supermarket, while DVD Returning, wherever. You are looking for one line, one tiny sentence of dialogue. You may find your words lurking in a D&M or perhaps you will choose a phrase from everyday chatter. Write down your line. Use it to inspire your Write on Wednesday post. Keep your post on the short side: up to 500 words OR a 5 minute stream of consciousness exercise. Link your finished piece to the list and begin popping by the other links. Oh and enjoy.

I had a bit of trouble with this week's prompt. I just couldn't seem to make it click. Here is what I came up with...

"...and I just replied to her email in all capitols!!"

"What, do you mean like I LOVE YOU IN ALL CAPITALS!?"
"Well, yes, but at least now he knows how I feel."
"I think that is taking it far beyond what you feel. I really hope you know what you are getting into with this one. Who writes 'I love you' in all caps anyway?"
"Umm, me?"

The conversation continued, chatter buzzing in their ears. The two friends laughed in all the right moments, dapped their eyes in mock despair, and picked apart their love lives like an ice cream sundae with chunks of fudge hidden under the whipped cream.

"And I said, you know who I am talking about!"

"No way, did you really? And I thought I was bad."

"Eew, did you really expect him to be so awful? Do you do this to yourself on purpose?"

"Did I tell you the story of my uncle William and the flying turkey adventure at Thanksgiving?"

Little did they know that one day, their tales would be replaced by silence. One day, they would not know how to react, how to sit and talk about things so trivial and happy. One day, things would change, and there was not stopping that. Until then, let us leave them drinking iced coffee and laughing so hard that their stomachs hurt. They deserve it.


  1. In the beginning it felt so light-hearted and happy, yet it left me with a sense of impending sadness at the last paragraph. I love the change in perspective at the end.

  2. It was a tricky prompt, I agree. But I think you handled it nicely! Well done x

  3. I think it was really good! I also like, as Sam said, how you had that change in perspective, where the beginning was whimsical and happy, but the end was sad and foreshadowing. I like it!


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