Smorgasbord Poetry and 99 word flash fiction - The Duchess and True Grit by Sally Cronin

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Hello this is Sally Cronin and over the next few weeks I will be sharing some syllabic poetry and 99 word flash fiction from my collection Life’s Rich Tapestry…woven in words

The Duchess 1917 -2012

Age
did not
diminish
her love of clothes.
She would embellish
the plainest of jackets,
gracing her neck with silk scarves
usually in shades of bright pink.
A colour that she had adopted
when a child as her signature palette.
Her love of pink became legendary
as did her fashion tips and advice.
These included strict instructions
in a letter when ninety,
which jacket she would wear
on her last journey.
Rose pink of course.
Elegant
to the
end.

True Grit

Each year on her late father’s birthday, Molly would watch True Grit, his favourite western. This year she was nine months pregnant and hoping after three boys it might be a girl. Her husband rubbed her ankles, passing her tissues as she wept at the end of the movie. The baby kicked and Molly felt a sharp pain.

‘It’s on the way love.’ She smiled at him. ‘I am going to call the baby Mattie, boy or girl.’

‘Thank God, I thought you were going to say Rooster for a minute.’ Laughing and excited they headed out the door.

Thank you for listening and if you would like to know more about my books and their reviews you can find them on my books page on my blog

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/my-books-and-reviews-2019-2022/

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