A few words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Vellichor and the limit, just 48 words.

Today it seems I’ve swapped Halloween for Valentine’s Day, but fear not for I’ve also written a piece called Hallowe’en A Histoire which you can read HERE should you so wish!




Sagging shelves, dusty tomes. The vellichor, alluring.

There, a book I’ve yearned for.

I grab it.  It resists.  I pull.  It pulls back then disappears.

Through the gap, I see two beauteous blue eyes.

We agree to share it, and so starts a new chapter in our lives.




22 thoughts on “A few words

  1. Dora Oct 30, 2021 / 19:02

    Utterly unexpected. Utterly charming. Love where your imagination takes you, Keith!

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  2. Dale Oct 30, 2021 / 23:54

    You know… this could be used for Hallowe’en.. He knows not the owner of those eyes… 😉

    Wonderful, Keith!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 31, 2021 / 14:22

      Thanks, Dale. I did toy with that as I was trying to stick to a ‘ween theme this week, but after much humming and haaa-ing I took the soppy route!

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      • Dale Oct 31, 2021 / 14:32

        Your soppy route was lovely! 🙂

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  3. hilarymb Oct 31, 2021 / 08:15

    Hi Keith – I had no idea Vellichor meant a strange wistfulness for second-hand or more hands of old books in a happily groaning store … cheers Hilary

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  4. Bill Oct 31, 2021 / 11:38

    Delightful story, Keith. But of course it is. How do you hit the target so well every time?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rochellewisoff Oct 31, 2021 / 12:00

    Dear Keith,

    What a delightful story and illustration to boot. I leave your site smiling.



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  6. Sunra Rainz Oct 31, 2021 / 21:17

    Oh, how romantic, Keith! It definitely wasn’t a mirror then? Just checking!

    I always enjoy your posts. Entertainment value guaranteed 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 2, 2021 / 09:48

      Definitely not Sunra! He’s got brown eyes! Thanks so much for your kind words, makes it all worthwhile.


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