Trifecta Anniversary Challenge – Black Book

Charts and optimal dates and preferential temperatures. One line or two. As if she could summon whatever it is that makes up the human soul as easily as she could a cab on a busy New York avenue.

There had to be an easier way, but if there was, she hadn’t discovered it. So Brid kept notes. A little black book filled not with names and seven digits, but with the passage of time.

Not my usual fare, obviously, but I accepted the challenge of to pair with someone for Trifecta’s anniversary, and this is my part. The prompt is the first part, in italics. We were challenged to continue the story. My partner is kgwaite, and I can’t wait to see her continuation!



there is a glimmer in my eye
brought on by my tears
brought on by my hopes and dreams
and fears

there is a glimmer that makes me look ahead, not behind
it tells me to forget my past
to forget my fears and my trials
to look to the things I have won and cherish them

there is a glimmer in the light
which illuminates the world I live in
draws from the darkness the brightness which I should cling to

I will cling to that glimmer
that hope
that joy
I will let it be my true story