Weekend Writing Prompt – Impact

Published August 22, 2020 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.

Once more this prompt took me down Memory Lane. Whether deserved or not, my Aunt Edith was a legend in our house. Hers was my first experience with the death of a loved one. 

L’DOR V’DOR*

When I was eight Aunt Edith passed away. My mother’s sister lived in the house behind ours.

Memories. Faded impressions. Passover seders at Grandpa’s. A gold demitasse cup she kept just for me. The prayer book I wish I’d kept.  I’ve searched for it online. Out of print.

 I still remember my aunt’s attempts to teach me manners. “Ladies say ‘yes’ not ‘yeah.’”

She made an impact.

*From generation to generation.

My mother is the short lady on the left. Aunt Edith is the bride. Sometime in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.

20 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Impact

  • Dear Rochelle,

    She was a lovely lady and it is sad that you did not have more time with her. Something tells me she would have made even more of an impact!

    Shalom and lotsa loving memories,

    Dale

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  • Wonderful memory, Rochelle.

    It amazes me how siblings, even twins, can have different memories of the same event. Like your Thoreau quote, …’it’s what you see.’ Enjoyed reading this and see the photo.

    Peace,

    Bill

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