Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cafe Terrace at Night, Drabble # 8


[Eighth in a Set of Drabbles based on Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night, 1888]

This was not exactly what I had in mind when I ran away from the farm. I dreamt of becoming someone glamourous- a cabaret dancer perhaps, or the mistress of a famous painter. Had I known I would end up as a waitress in a café, I am not sure I would have come to the city. Had I stayed back, I would have married Jean that fall, and had three children by now. It would have been a different life, a more secure one.

Do I have any regrets? Of course.
Would I swap this life for that? Never!


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A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

18 comments:

Tina said...

You are so good at drabbles, Rayna. I've enjoyed these vignettes based on a painting which I love so much. I'm still on the hunt for the first 4, found 5,6, and 7 when you posted #7. Gonna keep digging!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rayna is the drabble master!

Deb and Barbara said...

Love it. Drabble master, indeed!
B

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Again a wonderful drabble, where do your talents end??????


Yvonne,

RA said...

Awsome. There is something very Tolouse-Lautrec'is in your wording. :)

RosieC said...

Beautiful. Well done :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You will be writing about this painting until the day you die!

Chary Johnson said...

Beautiful as always. Those last two lines are exact echos of my own life. Great drabble!

Ellie said...

You sure can drabble; Intriguing~

Theres just life said...

Yep, another good one. I love reading your drabbles.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I wish I could say so much in 100 words. Takes me closer to 75,000 to get the job done. I haven't even mastered the art of short stories of 3,000 to 5,000 words. :)

Tabitha Bird said...

Yep! But that is life hey :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rayna, you have an award today!

LTM said...

she made the right decision~ ;p

(*eyes closed* I'm sitting at one of those tables listening to you telling me about everybody who passes...)

slommler said...

Beautiful! Brilliant use of words!! Everything covered...nothing left out...complete!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thank you, everyone.

@ Tina- if you click on Van Gogh painting, that should pull out all the drabbles.

@ Diane - I hope not. Running out of characters, and I don't want to pop it so soon ;-)

@ Patricia - and I seem happiest writing in choppy sentences.

J. M. Strother said...

Wow. Excellent, excellent piece. So much told in so few words. I really like the woman portrayed here - grit and determination personified. I get the feeling she's going to do OK.
~jon

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thank you so much, Jon. And welcome to the blog.

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