Once Upon a Time of Ten

Once Upon a Time of Ten

A Story by Norma M Sutton
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Contest Entry for: Blue Rose Cafe ~ Tovli's "The Ten"

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Once upon a time

When the sight of a mill was common

The world was silent and new

Love moved

And left its mark left on every heart

The secret of life

To be watched with open eyes

Life was sometimes painfully honest

Wounds were jagged and raw

But to court life meant facing it, the good, the bad, and the painful.


© 2013 Norma M Sutton


Author's Note

Norma M Sutton
A new ten word challenge.The Ten. Use each word, any order in a piece of "flash fiction" that has no more or less than ten sentences. Highlight the ten words in the text.

A NEW TEN WORD CHALLENGE 'THE TEN. USE EACH WORD, ANY ORDER IN A PIECE OF 'FLASH FICTION' THAT HAS No MORE OR LESS...THAN TEN SENTENCES.

HIGHLIGHT THE TEN WORDS IN THE TEXT.


1. time
2. mill
3. silent
4. love
5. mark
6. secret
7. eyes
8 painfully
9. wounds
10.court



We only had a couple of submissions last time....hoping to see many more this time!


Have fun.

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I LOVE these challenges and I loved this poem....You managed to include all those words without forcing...Well bloody done

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this, very good and the size and structure work well

Posted 8 Years Ago


Interesting reading through the submissions of this contest and to see how everyone does something different. Yours lives up to that and paints yet another new picture that left me wondering and deep in thought. To do that in such a short span of words is naturally impressive.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Norma M Sutton

8 Years Ago

Thank you :)
My Dear Writing Friend,
I like this write, very creative. As usual you made me smile, I do not think most would be able to take these ten words and make something out of them that is as smooth flowing as you did. Well done.

Blessings, Laughing-Bear


Posted 8 Years Ago


Norma M Sutton

8 Years Ago

Thank you for you kind comments.
Very nice piece; I especially enjoyed your use of the word "court." Today is the first time I heard the term flash fiction and the first time I tried my hand at it. Terrifying ground for a poet's heart. Thanks for the challenge.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Norma M Sutton

8 Years Ago

Today was the first time I've heard the term as well. Blue Rose has some interesting challenges. T.. read more
Veronica Chandler

8 Years Ago

I guess the magic happens when we are outside our comfort zones.

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Norma M Sutton
Norma M Sutton

Bostic, NC



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Norma Moore Sutton has written and published two children's books: The First Lamb and Harry Goes To The Fair She has written and published the first book in the Haunting Memories Series: Matthe.. more..

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