Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Words on Wednesday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.  The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.  This month the words are supplied by River and can be found here.

Dearest Olivia;

You have been the best friend anyone could ever have and I know that you have been worried about us and our sudden disappearance. I know that our phones were disconnected and you've been frantically trying to reach us.  There is so much to tell you and much that I can't tell you.  I just don't know where to start except to hopefully make you relieved to know that we are fine and unimaginably over-the-moon happy.

I cannot tell you where we are, and the postmark on the letter means nothing because the letter has been routed by hand through roughly four or five countries before being posted.  I'm sorry to be so theatrically evasive in what I tell you, but it is not just for our safety but for your own.  Which is why I must also ask you to stop contacting authorities about our disappearance and just let everyone lose interest in finding us.  Perhaps when attention is refocusing on others I will be able to reach out to you again and share the amazing details of what has transpired over the past year. 

I can tell you this much.  We are a family of four again.  Yes, four.  The brothers, a daughter, and a wife are reunited.  The expansive story created to protect us was effective for a time but was beginning to crumble around the edges and a decision was made to bring that mythology to an end.

As I write this, I can see in the distance a campfire and hear the singing of my daughter in a language that we both are still learning.  I'm using my husband as a footrest as we went hiking today and he is massaging out the stiffness in my ankles with an olive oil blend I created with herbs from our garden.

I do miss you and our morning coffee conversations terribly, but we are safe, happy, and healthy.  You are always in my thoughts and prayers, and I know we are in yours.

                                                                                                 Until we meet again,

1. refocusing
2. theatrically
3. unimaginable
4. olive oil
5. footrest

6. relieved
1. roughly
2. mythology
3. disconnected
4. expansive
5. campfire
6. singing


  1. Excellent! Loved the words and story you wove out of them.

  2. Cindi, You are so good at this, again I am going to say that I love the letter form that you are using, and your blending of the words into your letter so effortlessly that I don't even notice them, nicely done!

  3. This is beautiful, a family reunited and hopefully can stay that way. I also hope eventually Olivia can be told of things that happened. You used the words extremely well and I'm eager now to see what you do with next week's words.

  4. Oh lovely.....I do enjoy your letters from the words.

  5. My hope is she’s telling the truth, they deserve a happy ending.


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