‘Leave them where they are’
She shouted with panic but quietly
A sense of umbrage pricked her
The remnants, all she wanted
Peering for any signs of comforting quiescence
But no relief came
These are 33 words I’ve drawn from the 33rd page of one of Trifecta’s favorite books Elizabeth Strout‘s Olive Kitteridge and reshaped around what I imagine to be the inner turmoil of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, during and after her affair with Edward VIII, with whom she changed the course of history. I am thrilled that this weekend’s challenge at Trifextra has given me the opportunity to express my desire in 33 words to know so much more about this famous woman whom history has at once venerated and vilified.
TODAY’S WRITING TIP: THE PAST IS RIFE WITH GREAT STORIES. LEARN YOUR HISTORY AND USE IT TO SHAPE YOUR FUTURE.
- Valentine’s Day: The Duchess of Windsor in Baltimore (literarylens.wordpress.com)