Time to join in with Friday Fictioneers.
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Here is the fiction:
Genre: Realistic fiction
Word Count: 100
Title: Pull Me Back In
I quietly stood there – with an inner sense of fueled fervor. More than an adrenaline rush – it was grounded focus – knowing I was doing what I needed to do. Sometimes we don’t really have choices – not in the way we think. Our lot in life dictates options. Then, life callings mix with principles and sometimes “righteous pissed-offness.”
“Frank, is that you?” whispered a voice near the coffee urns.
“Yes, it’s me.”
“Just when I thought I was out, they….. p u l l me back in.”
“Ha, I love that Godfather line. Are you ready?”
“Yes. Le’t do this.”
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I jumped online to share a little Wordless Wednesday Post – I was going to take a break from writing fiction this week – but then! – I saw Rochelle’s featured picture – the coffee set up at an old hotel – and I felt pulled back in. This is the third time it has happened this year (where taking a break was interrupted) and I believe it is a very good thing.
Sometimes we need to take healthy pauses (or fasts) with intention, mindfulness, and commitment – because it helps keep us fresh (or can); however, other times, I believe we need to stay flexible as we guide our days. Too much rigidness could rob of us opportunities for joy. And sure, lack of mindfulness could maybe rob of us needed reflection and sometimes when we fast from something – it revives and allows us to soak up what we need to soak up and enjoy more.
I have noticed that there are times for strict adherence to a pause or fast, and then other times when we need to stay open and modify.
When I saw Rochelle used my photo of the “coffee urns” – taken at the Jefferson Hotel in Jan 2018 – the famous Godfather line came to mind: “Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in.”
I mused a little with writing about the red in the wreath (far left) and the red in the fire alarm (far right) and maybe how someone was feeling grounded as they waited for the coffee station to open up. Hm – well now I am off to read some of the entries for this week – Here are some video clips of this famous line – starting with the original:
And this clip is actually what inspired the fiction today, when Hank said the Godfather line to Walt (in one of the best Breaking Bad episodes ever – called 4 Days Out – here):
My stepdaughter loves Friends, and so this one is for her:
And this one is for mon amie Sherri:
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