Written as part of Friday Fictioneers, which offers the image as inspiration AND Midweek Wordle #2 at A Prompt Each Day, which offers a set of ten word as inspiration, from which I’ve selected four, AND 3 Word Wednesday which offers the words Blemish, Lopsided and Erect as inspiration for a post. Photo by Raina Nq.



No one who entered the kitchen noticed any blemish. Not a utensil was lopsided on the shelf, just as Nina liked it to be. Even the stools stood erect, slid neatly under the table, out of the way. The carpet, however, was a new addition.

“It doesn’t sit well,” she had whispered disapprovingly, not that anyone heard.

She watched as Tim and Daphne entered. Tim held his daughter in a tight embrace, as the tears flowed.

“She’ll never be forgotten,” he choked, standing inches from where Nina had been murdered, the carpet hiding the dried blood that couldn’t be cleaned.

(© 10th June 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

76 thoughts on “Nina”

  1. A very clever write…had me gripped…i suppose in a way they did hear her -or at least know how she liked things to be
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    • Absolutely, they did 🙂 People leave their mark on us, even if we don’t notice it.

      Thank you for stopping by, Jae Rose. Glad it had you gripped! :mrgreen:
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    • Ah! the gaylestorm has hit the blog at long last 🙂

      Yeah. At times, one does wish for a connection to heaven or hell or wherever souls go once they depart.

      Glad you felt it was beautiful, Saru 🙂 Thank you very much.
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    • Her blood is still under the carpet, so her spirit will still be in the kitchen to worry about 😉

      But I hope she find peace soon for the sake of Daphne and Tim 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, Rochelle!

  2. This was so good! You captured the reader’s attention from the very first line… and then that twist in the end was so unexpected! 🙂
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