Tuesday, 18 September 2007

The Road Ahead....

As she stood by the open door she could hear the hammering of the workmen next door. Somewhere down the road a dog was barking and she heard a child crying in the distance. She walked through the door and down the path, dishcloth in hand and sniffed the brisk air. When she came to the bus stop, she climbed on board and sat by the window gazing mindlessly out as the bus drove past the corner shop and carried on out of the village.

She didn't remember how long she sat on that bus. Eventually it came to a final stop and she climbed off. She looked around and saw a strange place, unfamiliar and different. Across the street she saw a small boarding house and, feeling in her pocket for her purse, she slowly walked across the road.

That night as she lay in the small hard bed, the realisation of what she had done came over her. Here she was, a stranger in a strange place with no money, no clothes and no family nagging and demanding her time. A smile slowly spread over her face - free at last! Free to choose her own path and to follow her own dreams. In the morning, she quietly thought, I must look for a job and buy some new clothes!

10 comments:

keith hillman said...

What a charming story! Did she get her job? Do tell!

Magdalen Islands said...

Jayne is this a follow up to your last two posts?

Jayne :) said...

Not quite Gimme BUT it was getting close! LOL

Same old job Keith - hubby's away on business so at least I have control of the remote, if only for a few days :)

I rather liked the idea of walking out the door one morning and to just keep walking. Unfortunately if I did that, I'd end up in the dam at the bottom of the road - a bit smelly and muddy at the moment I might add! Glad you enjoyed the idea though :)

jadey said...

Jayne I love the new look to the blog.

The Old Hack said...

Hi there. The pale green text over a background of green leaves makes the blog hard to read, and maybe puts a few visitors off. Thought I would share that with you as a fellow blogger.

Jayne :) said...

Thanks for the input Old Hack - I had a moment of madness last night and changed my template, loosing all sorts of stuff and getting this pale green text as the default I guess? I shall be changing it (if it will allow me to!) and all new posts will be easier to read I promise :)

Might take a bit of time - seems I have to do each posting individually - sigh :(

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jadey said...

I love this hope to see it continued soon.

Jayne :) said...

Not sure if there is a continuation so to speak Jadey :)

Wonder who deleted their posts? How bizarre!