100 Word Challenge – Week 21

Joining the weekly 100 words challenge for Grown ups. This week the prompt is this photo, which is copyrighted to Terry whose blog is at “The Incredible Lightness of Seeing“.

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups


The excite was so much that she could barely breath. After all this time the old family home was still standing. The map had implied it was there, but she had not really believed it. As she touched the wood and surfaces she felt a link to past generations and wondered how she could possibly explain such a bond to a building. Her mind started to visualise the building turned into a home once again, linking the past with the future. She could not leave now. The feeling was completely irrational, but was so overwhelming it simply had to be.

Taking part in the 100 word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #21

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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13 Responses to 100 Word Challenge – Week 21

  1. gill21 says:

    A beautiful take on the passing of time and that the building is still there/all the emotions touching the surfaces envokes


  2. jfb57 says:

    Stunning & so positive. I'd love to think that I could find such a place. Great writing to combine the past with the future! Brilliant!


  3. SusanKMann says:

    What a lovely piece, it would be nice to make it a home again. x


  4. robinhawke says:

    Love the pull to make it a home again. Robin


  5. honiebuk says:

    Walls have ears they say – walls absorb events, feelings, (hopes and fears) and seal them to protect the dweller – only one that dwells within can unlock those emotions …. and returning to those walls (no matter how long ago) allows them to come rushing back like it was yesterday.

    Ha ha – there's half a post in itself!

    Can the building be restored, or did she just want to find the place that opened the door to her past


  6. Anna says:

    Lovely piece, will she restore it to its former glory or not? Interesting how this contrasts with midlifesinglemum's . Hope it brings her happiness.


  7. Nice one with lovely sentiment.


  8. Nice one with lovely sentiment.


  9. Tinuke B says:

    A really lovely and emotive piece. It kind of reminds me of a visiting the small cottage many generations of my family grew up in when I visited the Caribbean as a child, it's as if I could hear the memories through the wood if you know what I mean!?


  10. Sally-Jayne says:

    I love the emotions in this. Really hope she can restore it to its former glory.


  11. I was thinking exactly what Colin said. Funny how the building can get to some people but for others it was the events within that resonate. I hope she can bring the place back to life.


  12. Colin says:

    This is such a contrast to the house/home that Midlife Singlemum wrote on the same prompt. Very interesting to compare the two!


  13. hurtlingtowards60 says:

    I can just imagine her running her hands over the building and the emotions she was feeling. A very descriptive piece.


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