Today is the first year anniversary of Matlock's best meme ever...Saturday Centus. The following prompt is in keeping with the occasion, and this time, we are even allowed to use a photo. Will wonders never cease? Happy anniversary to Jenny...and to all my fellow Centusians!
As is my custom, I have added 100 words to make a mini-story, and the prompt is in red.
©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson
Although the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper, hers to him was a Mont Blanc pen…the flowy kind that feels like something in your hand…and a journal with lines across each page because she never could seem to chart a straight course without them. What had her mother said? When your words slant up, it means you are optimistic.
Maybe it was optimistic to think he would share himself better with her in writing, but some days the spaces yawned wide between them. Smiling, she penned her first love note inside the gilt-edged anniversary gift, laying it gently on the pillow, Mont Blanc on top. Would he meet her halfway? Was this a way to scale le mont between them?
PS. Le mont (Fr.) means the mountain.