A Peculiar Change

Her days wore on. There was sameness, listlessness, and sadness. Each night was exhaled with dark resignation to the sameness and desperation for change.

Mornings began with a soft tune, no jangling BEEPING alarm because sameness and desperation needed gentle beginnings. Rising was a rough shove into the monotony. Coffee, however, warmed and melted edges into soft curves; when eyes are wide open, something unimaginable could be around the corner.

She peeped through her slat covered window, a spectator as a flock of prairie chickens ran and slid down the neighbors snowy hill. A peculiar sight. Scenery unexpectedly changed.

Prairie Chickens-edit


#IamWriting! Thin Spiral Notebook is the new host for 100 Word Challenge and this week and this prompt is her first prompt. The word this week is “Peculiar”. After an extended hibernation, ย I convinced my muse to take a peek and she was wonderfully intrigued!

Click on the title of the thumbnail and give a few more authors a read and a comment. Better yet, write your own #100Words and link up. The more the merrier!


21 comments on “A Peculiar Change

  1. Tara R. says:

    I really liked this. Sometimes we all need a change of scenery, yes? Thanks for the shout out too.

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  2. troy P. says:

    I’d swear you were channeling my mother here – so fleshed out and alive!

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  3. Marian says:

    Look at those! I would love to see them outside my window!

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    • debseeman says:

      We have NEVER seen prairie chickens in town. EVER! So surprised to see these big birds frolicking around the neighbors yard. Had to get the binoculars then the camera with a zoom to determine who moved in. ๐Ÿ˜„

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  4. Tina says:

    What a vivid description of ennui. It does seem as if every day is exactly the same, except when it isn’t!

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  5. Loads of good lines here like, “Rising was a rough shove into the monotony.” “Each night was exhaled with dark resignation….” all so good. Life can certainly seem humdrum at times. Thanks for capturing that so well.

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  6. It felt like a scene straight out of some classic

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  7. barbara says:

    this is just lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Kir Piccini says:

    So glad your words are back!
    And this was a rush of color on a grey winter day.

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    • debseeman says:

      Thanks Kir. Feels good to be writing. I’m determined to get something written every week. I won’t fool myself with lofty ideals. Once a week will do just fine.


  9. KymmInBarcelona says:

    May the prairie chickens be a harbinger of change!
    Isn’t it great how a sudden shot of nature can give us a charge.
    Nice to read you again!

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    • debseeman says:

      I know! We’ve enjoyed those crazy chicken this Winter. My granddaughter is just fascinated with them and the squirrels who play chase in our pine trees.


  10. Joe says:

    I enjoyed this piece. A whole existence is efficiently described, and then it all changes (potentially) in a tiny moment. Well-done!

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  11. I feel that way when I watch the squirrels frolicking in my yard! It does break up the grey of winter!

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  12. A,lly says:

    We all need something peculiar from time to time. Maybe that’s what life is all about. The small changes to the scenery. Enjoyed. Ally ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. I adore this line-“Coffee, however, warmed and melted edges into soft curves;”
    A change of scenery is always welcome in the midst of auto-routine.

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