Fiction Friday ~ Bare…

Feb 8, 2013

I haven’t written fiction in years, but I love it. It’s one of my favorite ways to write. So today I’m starting Fiction Friday. I have no idea where this will lead. I just really want a place and motivation to do it.

For right now, I’ll probably just use the Five Minute Friday propmts from to get started, but one day it may be more.

If you like to write fiction, too, and have something you’d like to share, please feel free to post it in the comments here or on facebook. I like to read fiction as much as a love to write it, so please join in!

Fiction Friday…Bare

She did it. She’d finally had the courage to bare her soul to another. To open up and let someone else in. Why she’d done it she couldn’t say. It was less about them and more about needing to be brave. To stop pretending to be someone she wasn’t.

Pretense was all she’d know…forever. All. She’d. Known. Pretending to be okay. Pretending to obey all the rules. Pretending to be the perfect daughter. Pretending. All of it.

Now that she’d done it, she felt free. She lifted her wrist almost anticipating to see the shackles dropping away. There were none of course, but she had felt them fall just the same. Felt the release.

Was this what it felt like to finally be real? To let someone in? This freedom? I couldn’t get used to this, she thought.

She shut the computer and set her latte back down on the table. The coffee shop continued to buzz around her unchanged…

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    I’ve wanted to give fiction a try. I’ve written plenty of stories in my head, but haven’t put them in black and white.

    I think using the Five Minute Friday prompt to play with some fiction is a great idea!! (One I might steal next week! 🙂 )

    I think my favorite part was, “Why she’d done it she couldn’t say. It was less about them and more about needing to be brave. To stop pretending to be someone she wasn’t.”

    I think that’s when we can really be brave enough to be bare: when it stops being about “them,” whoever “they” may be.

  2. Mia De Vries

    Yes, dear one, we do come to a stage of our life when we know that hiding behind pretending does not work with our Lord for He knows everything! So honesty is a gift from His hand!
    Much love

  3. Rachel

    Hi…stopping by via FMF! =) I enjoyed reading your fiction friday–very creative. Will you continue the same story using the different prompts? Can’t wait to come back and read again!

  4. Rachel

    Enjoyed reading your fiction friday writing…I’ll be back to read for sure! =)

  5. T. L. Cole

    Thank you so much for your comments! I, too, have so many stories, but not in black and white. I’m so tired of that so here we “go, go, go, go on an adventure” : )

    Rachel, I hadn’t thought about that idea. It’s a good one! I’ll chew on it this week and see what happens. That could get interesting…

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