A SPECIAL SURPRISE

by Lindariel

~ 100 Words ~
Written for the 2021 Beauty and the Beast Convention Drabble Contest

Gentle hands caressed the growing collection of special quilting squares and triangles.  Some were a stone-washed faded blue from a chambray work shirt.  Others an emerald green from a cotton jersey wrap dress.  Ivory, peach, and white squares were salvaged from worn-out nightshirts, tee shirts, and even a white button-down. Soft strips of faded black lining from an old cape would become the biding edge.  Yes, Mary thought as she arranged the pieces into the classic Morning Star pattern. This baby quilt brings together items from every member of this long-awaited child’s family.  Vincent and Catherine will be so pleased!

4 Comments

  1. I love drabble, in few words, a lot of content…joyful anticipation of a new member of the community… and happy life of Catherine and Vincent ….and that’s great.

    Reply
    • Thanks for your note, Paula. My intention is that this little drabble will eventually become part of my ongoing BATB AU series. I jumped ahead a bit in my timeline to produce this drabble. I haven’t gotten to this point yet in my main stories. This is a glimpse of the future.

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  2. This is such a lovely vignette, each word so carefully and perfectly chosen to let us share in a precious moment in time. I always admire a story that can bring us into the tunnel world seamlessly and realistically, as this one does. I’m looking forward to seeing where it finds a home in your main stories.

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    • Thanks so much, Linda SB! This is a just a little glimpse of the future. I have a quite a way to go in my BATB AU before we get to this lovely moment, but it is definitely part of my plan. I’m a tad stuck on my next big story — The Ache for Home. I’m about 32 pages in and uncertain where/how to proceed. It will come to me eventually. Until then, I’m writing “around” it.

      So glad you enjoyed this little snippet!

      HUGS,

      Karen/Lindariel

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