Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Knitting Sutra

Copyright Björn Rudberg

It was the winter of our discontent.  The stage was set earlier in the heat of the summer when we decided that it would be a great idea to relocate to the hills.  After all what could go wrong in the rejuvenating mountain air? If nothing it would give our flagging relationship the boost it needed.

So I ask you this, have you ever stayed inside a one-bedroom cottage with a snowstorm raging outside and cut off from rest of the town, while repairing a relationship?

 Knitting helps avoiding eye contact.  Knit one purl one, snow melts and I’m done.


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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100.


To find out what the other writers have been knitting this week click here

I've gone and put 50 selected Friday Fictioneers stories as a kindle e-book, Fridays On My Mind.    My main reason for doing this was to provide some motivation to me to write longer stories.  Doing Friday Fictioneers over the years has rekindled that spark in me which I thought I had lost.   It made me write and submit short stories to other websites that got accepted and published.  The 100 word format is making me craft my stories better (or so I like to think) and hopefully this might just be the start of the writing journey that I seek.






26 comments :

  1. I wouldn't put money on them emerging as a united partnership in the spring. Congratulations on getting your book together.

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    1. I think the relationship would have melted away by then. Thank you for your comments Sandra.

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  2. Great story and implicit suggestion. Got to keep the wool and needles handy.
    Congratulations on the book and best wishes for the journey ahead.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes Moon. I am glad you liked the story.

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  3. I guess it depends if their relationship needed more time spent together or more space and time apart! Nice take.

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    1. Maybe it could not survive being in constant contact. Thanks for your comments Iain.

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  4. Dear Subroto,

    I can't imagine the torture. Perhaps they'll find the silver lining in this cloud. Congratulations on the book. Hope it flies.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank yoy for your wishes Rochelle. I am happy if it crawls :-)

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  5. PS I just bought my copy. :D

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    1. Yay! the first buyer, thank you.

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  6. Oh dear... 50/50 chance their relationship survives... maybe.
    Congrats on the book!

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    1. I think maybe not. Thanks for your comments and wishes Dale.

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  7. For me life in a cabin would probably do it... :-)

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    1. Being in close proximity would do many in. Thanks for reading and commenting Björn.

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  8. I love snow storms! I like the feeling of isolation from the rest of the world--- all alone in your own little igloo. For a day or two. And as long as the power doesn't go out.😄

    That said, if they aren't going to talk and try to work things out, it doesn't matter where the are, a storm-lashed cabin or a sunny beach.

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    1. True if they can't talk it does not matter where they are. Thanks for your comments Christine.

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  9. Ps: great job getting your book together.🤗

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  10. I hope the knitting needles are not too sharp Subroto :-)

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    1. Depends on how close you get to them ;-) Thanks for reading and commenting Anurag.

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  11. Seems like they're making a bad situation worse. Not much hope for them, I'm afraid.

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    1. No I think they are done. Thanks for your comments Linda.

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  12. Well that certainly sounded the death knell for that relationship. They'll probably vacate in the mud of the spring thaw. Good writing, Subroto. Happy Holidays! :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks for your comments Suzanne, I am glad you liked it.

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