Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hooray for Mistakes! And What Mistakes Were Made?

This wasn't the effect I was going for. I wanted a completely look altogether. Still, I'm kind of happy with the results! Can't help but like it when a "mistake" works out in your favor!

Today's Prompt: "Living as he did..."

Living as he did raised the eyebrows of his nicer neighbors and suffered the disdain of the snootier ones. He shrugged it off with ease. He had what he needed: a roof over his head and somewhere to store his meager belongings. Among these were a quilt made by his great-grandmother, a faded picture of his parents on their wedding day, and an engagement ring in a little velvet box. Not one to be wasteful, he used the quilt as a blanket on his cot. The wedding picture was his sole decoration in the entire house, placed carefully on the center of the main wall. The engagement ring he kept on the windowsill, occasionally opening it to allow the sun's rays to filter through it and cast rainbows of color on the wall. He would admit it only to himself, but he sometimes prayed that the ring would act as a beacon and bring her back to him... 

1 comment:

  1. I know the work behind this image which makes me smile. :)
    But, I also like that the title could refer to your story...was it a "mistake" that drove her away from him?
    You are so clever! And you rocked the processing! :)