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Bobbin Along

by Venky

(Photo Credit: Yarnspinnerr)

Her world was a splash of riotous colours. An intricate abode of yarns, spindles and bobbins. The staccato burst from the sewing machine that accompanied a fast yet methodical movement of arms and legs was her way of embellishing an unsung melody. What began as an exciting calling had now transcended into a very affirmation of her soul.

Today was no different than what was yesterday and what would be tomorrow. Helen lived her present which was moulded by the past and made malleable to the future. Arranging her multicoloured yarn and threads in tidy boxes, she perched herself on her chair facing a table upon which sat her trusted sewing machine. Order was a perfect necessity for the desired outcomes.

With great precision Helen wound the thread on the spindle. Working with a dexterity that was ridiculously perfect, she began to stitch the first scarf of the morning. It was not always like this. Even now she involuntarily shuddered when she remembered the stumbles and slips when she first lost her vision.


This story has been written as part of the FLASH FICTION FOR ASPIRING WRITERS – FFfAW Challenge #190, more details about which may be found HERE

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Joe Owens November 6, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Her passion is so evident if she continues although her sight is gone.

michael1148humphris November 6, 2018 - 10:28 pm

I did not see this powerful story of determination coming. Well done

Abhijit Ray November 7, 2018 - 9:02 am

Helen is sewing even after losing her vision. She does not see color but making other peoples lives colorful. Great story.

Keith's Ramblings November 7, 2018 - 10:21 am

I’m sure she still sees the colours in her mind. A charming tale

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theministryofshrawleywalks November 7, 2018 - 7:36 pm

Lovely take, all is not lost if you have passion and determination.

venkyninja1976 November 8, 2018 - 12:49 am

Thank you so much, and yes I completely concur with your views on passion and determination.

Jade M. Wong November 8, 2018 - 1:43 am

Oh my, that’s a wonderful twist. They often say that blind people see more and understand more in the world than people with sight.

venkyninja1976 November 8, 2018 - 3:52 am

Indeed! Couldn’t agree with you more!

H.R.R. Gorman November 8, 2018 - 10:21 pm

I thought your title was perfect for this story. I enjoyed a story from the perspective of an unsighted person!


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