Lenten Beauty: 3/29/19
A pink VW bug passed. Pink cars everywhere. In the harbor, in my nightmares. The image of Delia pedaling her pink Barbie car round and round our Longmont hedges popped up, and I shut my eyes, corralling my thoughts before they ran away from me. My mind—and eyes—not where they should have been, the toe of my shoe caught, and I tripped. Caught at a branch wrapped with vines. Thorny vines. I snatched my hand away, but a string of thorns the size of brad heads tattooed my skin. I yanked them out one by one, sucking droplets of blood. “Coot, you damn fool.” I gripped my palm as I waited for the throbbing hurt to lessen before I started again—damn Lithium made me clumsy as a drunk. It was a terrible drug. ‘Cept it kept me sane.
(an excerpt I wrote today in my ongoing revision of HARBORING EVIL, a Coot Long mystery)
Lent 2019, Lenten beauty 2019, lenten discipline, lenten practice
#amrevisingtoo Whew. I couldn’t imagine you calling yourself Coot. I’m intrigued 🙂
Ellen Morris Prewitt
Ha! It’s fiction. The MC is Coot Long (my mom said this was little graphic for her—not beautiful to her at all, I’m afraid ?)