Early Risers Anonymous

Early Risers Anonymous

A Story by Cherrie Palmer
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just thinking on paper

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I find too many of my days now start at 03:30. A racing mind will wake me. Then, of course, my aging back will cause me to rise. This morning's headache drove me to a hot shower. It’s much too early to dry my hair, so no attempt will be made today to tame the curl. I gather my glasses and phone; which has become my personal assistant. Not to mention said phone is my twenty-four hour a day library card. My newest conquest a short 69-page book, written by Jack Daniels, the writer, not the label. Though the later has created its own fair share of stories. 

A dim light at the end of the house lights my path. In the early hours of the day, there are two types of people. Lights on, or lights off I enjoy the quiet melding of dark to silence. So, my ritual of opening the curtains begin. Thick clouds blot out my stars and in their place snowfalls. The coffee pot is now percolating and morning yoga is observed. With the completion of my morning routine, I read from Psalms and mull over our latest challenge.   

All the facts are weighed and considered. Not that it matters our very nature will govern this outcome. A responsibility that will last our lifetime. I resolve to lay my concerns down and wait to see what tomorrow holds, but it seems the denouement is set and one more plate will grace our table.

© 2019 Cherrie Palmer


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Would it be wrong to say that i felt as if i were
there, in your shadows, seeing, near feeling the effots gently made, seeing the harmony of time, the thoughts and experiences of being alone - contentedly. Seems whatever you've experienced in this supberly well written piece, you take each minute with respect.. and right up to the very end, treat that minute with the same.

Calm as calm and.. reverent.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

10 Months Ago

Thank you Emma, if you get up early enough you join me for yoga:)
emmajoy

10 Months Ago

If i could get there in time, i cewrtainly would, Cherrie" Will keep you company in spirit, doing g.. read more



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So I found this short story read it and contemplated so you were taking time to take time with us. Nice of you to include your readers in your quiet time very thoughtful .I tend to be a rather private person and it almost seems as if I'm invading your space. I don't know that I've ever read a story from this perspective but your writing skills are as evident as ever,We really get to follow you in the this story as you follow the development of your story I'm not a morning person thank you for sharing your attention to detail and making it comfortable to fit in

Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

I find I really enjoy reading journalism style writing. Walden, Travels with Charley: In Search of .. read more
short but upbeat I like it, however, I prefer to sleep in

Posted 8 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

8 Months Ago

I want to sleep in and it never plays out
This is a reverant praise of ordinary mornings. you have fitted a lot into this short write and as with all good stories I feel an instant joining with the protagonist. In other words I got to know a new friend.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

Thank you Ken, I agree this style of writing lends to an understanding.
I enjoy reading and w.. read more
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The best time of the day. The house sleeps, me and the pooch rise and eventually, once him back from his morning pee and coffee made sit side by side on the couch. This the time to think, read a little of what's posted in the cafe, and if the notion takes me a time to write.
Summer is my favourite time, get the chance to drink my coffee outside :))
Writing suits you better than most


Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

I love to drink my coffee outside. We have two cowdogs that I let out in the mornings, and if the wi.. read more
Another descriptive piece that takes us into your world. This I really do relate to. For me rising is not caused by ailment nor age by by cause itself. I get up at 05:00 set out the breakfast accoutrements, do a half hour workout, catch up on the news and if time permits, read for a while before opening the curtains and taking my partner a cup of tea in bed. I love the quiet, the solitude, in spring and summer the creeping in of dawn when no one else is there.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

I like the feel of pieces like this. The simplicity of simply sharing, moments and or thoughts.
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The morning rituals we all have...how I can relate!! The restless, sleepless mind. I also am quite an early riser. I enjoy the stillness of a new day. It is the calming before the day begins...lovely write. I enjoyed reading. Thank you.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

Thank you Susan, youd think after a night of rest we would not need a quiet time but I surely do. .. read more
I like the early morning too. Less people and no cars. I enjoyed your thoughts and the journey in your words. Thank you Cherrie for sharing the amazing story.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


Awesome way to share your morning! Many of our routines are parallel. I often awaken at 3 or 4 am, since chronic pain prevents more than 2 or 3 hours slumber in one pass. Getting up, I need to work out the stiffness, which can be worse than the pain, so I welcome rising at whatever hour it happens. I never close my blinds becuz I love seeing the natural light cast over the wilderness at various times of day. Every time I read you, I'm inspired to try writing something similar from my own POV! Thanks for being such a profusive muse! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

10 Months Ago

I like writing in a natural voice. I like reading from that voice as well. I will pick works that ha.. read more
Would it be wrong to say that i felt as if i were
there, in your shadows, seeing, near feeling the effots gently made, seeing the harmony of time, the thoughts and experiences of being alone - contentedly. Seems whatever you've experienced in this supberly well written piece, you take each minute with respect.. and right up to the very end, treat that minute with the same.

Calm as calm and.. reverent.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

10 Months Ago

Thank you Emma, if you get up early enough you join me for yoga:)
emmajoy

10 Months Ago

If i could get there in time, i cewrtainly would, Cherrie" Will keep you company in spirit, doing g.. read more
I wish I could have a morning routine other than drag my a*s out of bed and try to get to work. I guess taking care of the puppins counts. I always like your shorts, you have a great way of corralling the mundane and making it seem so relaxing and important. You are a great writer girl!!

Posted 10 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

10 Months Ago

I've spent a long time learning to wind-down. After spending so many years in emergency service I wa.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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