Sprightly bits & pieces of confetti - a life changing moment[This thread is the winner of the special prize for the April 2017 topic based TOW contest]
The party over, all that remained was the confetti scattered on the floor. Tiny bits and pieces of colourful paper shimmered in the bright lights. Tanya worked the broom, sweeping the mess. Each sweep sent the bits and pieces into a frenzy – they jumped and flew and glimmered some more; like a new life had been pumped into them.
Tanya leant against a wall, exhausted, and just then caught her reflection in a tinted glass window. She stared into her lovely face with confetti stuck in her hair. It brought back memories of her wedding day.
Memories are powerful treasures that transport you into the realms of the past. Tanya's eyes welled with tears as her thoughts drew to Adam. Her lovely Adam, a victim of an ugly twist of fate, now lay in a coma, in a hospital bed.
Instinctively, Adam's favourite song played in her head, and she softly mouthed the words – "Storms never last do they baby; bad times all pass with the winds…" She picked the broom and went back to the bits and pieces on the floor. And as before they twinkled and they pranced, almost teasing her.
Tanya's life was like the bits and pieces, scattered, but without the glitter and the bounce. She needed a sweeping change, to spring back. And this was perhaps her defining moment – she sang on, "… your hand in mine stills the thunder; you make the sun want to shine." Enthralled, she watched the confetti's lively performance, and she collected her thoughts – she needed to piece together her life's bits and pieces too and make it sprightly. She was going to catch the sun and shine again!
This short story is my entry to the TOW, ending 6/05/2017.