Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Lisa Fox for the photo.
March 11th 2022 ADRIFT
‘Let me introduce myself, I am Ursula, I’m a life coach, good at setting goals with my clients when they need a nudge about life’s purpose.
Out of the blue I’ve had oh so vivid dreams which end up at Grandad’s cottage. I am a lost, terrified little girl, and grandad’s not at home.
Grandad could make everything alright for me, I know that. He wraps his arms around me. He used to read me stories when I was little, my favourite , Goldie locks and the three bears. Father Bear’s porridge is too hot, Mother Bear’s porridge is too cold and Baby Bear’s porridge is, well it’s just right.
March 14, 2022 at 11:57 am
I love this glimpse into the life coaches own anxiety. Well done.
March 12, 2022 at 11:58 pm
Hmm. A life coach who guides other towards goals and purpose but is herself lost and terrified. Great title for this. I like how you’ve used the fairy tale, too.
March 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm
Others, I meant to say, not ‘other’.
March 13, 2022 at 4:58 pm
Thanks Margaret, I’m glad you liked the story. Guess fairy tales have layers of meaning don’t they.
March 11, 2022 at 10:35 pm
Charming. Special memories mean so much. 🙂
March 13, 2022 at 5:03 pm
Thanks for your comment Bill, so glad you liked the story.
March 11, 2022 at 7:57 pm
Always nice when we have a granddad to remember.
March 13, 2022 at 5:16 pm
I do agree, wish my grandads had not died before I could get to know them.
March 13, 2022 at 5:25 pm
Yeah. I didn’t have any. Mind you, that is not true. My grandmother remarried so he counts as one. He was just a cranky old dodder 🙂
March 11, 2022 at 6:46 pm
I like your memories of Grandpa.
March 13, 2022 at 5:17 pm
Thanks for your comment Oneta.
March 11, 2022 at 4:31 pm
Grandad would always serve perfect porridge 🙂
March 13, 2022 at 5:18 pm
Great comment Ali. Was that your grandad ?
March 13, 2022 at 5:37 pm
Everybody’s grandad 🙂
March 11, 2022 at 9:43 am
March 13, 2022 at 5:22 pm
Thanks Iain. Yes.
March 10, 2022 at 5:07 pm
I can see Granddad
March 13, 2022 at 5:26 pm
Thanks for your comment Neil.
March 14, 2022 at 12:54 am
Francine, I couldn’t get the comment box to open so will leave a comment here. Sounds like grandpa’s house was a safe place for her. I’m glad your story has a happy ending. My pleasure on the photo 🙂