Freudian Slip

A multigenerational story about “mean girls.” Reblogged for fandango‘s “mean” prompt.

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Freudian Slip

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Caught in the tangles of last year’s castoff wreaths in our local cemetery, I found the following words. They were scrawled in  a frenzied adult handwriting in fading purple ink on a curled yellowing slip of lined  paper with one jagged edge, as though it had been ripped from a journal:

Behind the door of my dream, I heard a knocking. I walked down a tree-lined corridor to the door at the end. As I drew nearer, the knocking grew louder and more frenzied. I struggled with the bolt, which would not open, but as I finally drew it back, there was an explosion of sound—organ music playing a dirge in such a joyful manner that it sounded like a celebration instead of the reflection of death.

As the door creaked open, I heard the crash of glass breaking and then the tinkle and scrape of this glass…

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

2 thoughts on “Freudian Slip

  1. JUDY REEVES

    Hi Judy, Just reading your blog this morning and love that “prompt” that you found on the curling yellow paper in the cemetery. Love the whole scene of it. Would you mind if I used the prompt for our Thursday Writers group? Very evocative.

    Thanks, Judy

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