• Fran Hunne commented on the post, parrots 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    They chattered like a flock of parrots, relentlessly repeating the same old phrases, unthinkingly echoing what they had been taught. There was no getting to them, nothing to change their point of views.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, chalkboard 9 months, 1 week ago

    She stood in front of the class. The old classroom was filled with noise of feet shuffling and whispering, she thought she even heard some suppressed laughter. A boy in the first row lifted his hand: “Miss, what is the word for toilet paper under your shoe in Russian?”

  • she really made an effort. Would it have the desired consequences? Could she convince her boss again? All those extra hours, all this fast track work, all the extra duties she accepted. But no reward yet.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, starlight 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    She could see the dark outlines of the mountains and the woods and above that – the starlit sky. The night was so different here, far away from the city, far away from the lights of any village and far away from the streets. She hoped she would find her way.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, hoop 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    She had to jump through all this hoops. Being nice to people she despised, being humble when she has had success, wearing clothes that hindered a normal movement, not being too loud, not being too forward – she was a woman.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, toughest 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    He was the toughest boy of his brothers. Not like the musical genius, not like the poet, not like the painter, he was the one who conquered the stone, who chiselled away and crafted statues. And when somebody teased one of his brothers he was the one to come to their aid.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, circus 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    So I played the circus images. Again and again I searched the bunnies and the piedestals and the hearing devices. When they asked me to solve their riddles, I did. Oh the joy of being one of a group of players in a hidden object online game …

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, gather 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    They gathered together in the old stone circle. The older ones exchanged nervous glances. The younger ones either chit-chatted excitedly or were pale and quiet. The youngest was one of the latter. All were clad in black.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, market 10 months ago

    She walked with her empty basket along those market stalls. Very appetizing, those offers. But she had not enough money for all those tempting fruits and bakery goods. She could just afford a small piece of cheese.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, logical 10 months ago

    It was well thought through, she had to admit. Not quite her train of thoughts, but he always claimed she showed “female logic”. Well, she would just stay true to herself then. She took the pistol and shot.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, handlebars 10 months ago

    She went head over heels over the handlebars. Those new breaks were a danger, now, that she was used to the old ones which responded rather reluctantly. Thankfull she had managed to land in the grass at the side of the road.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, ill 10 months, 1 week ago

    She sneezed again. Her head felt foggy and she was cold and hot at the same time, shivering and still to warm to cover up. Her tissue box was running precariously low. Now, where had she put the Ibuprofen?

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, outlet 10 months, 1 week ago

    A news outlet – was that a place where you could get last year’s news, a little bit less expensive, dressed up as the real thing? It was, wasn’t it? At least during the summer months, the silly season as they called it. Always the same stories to surface.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, hillside 10 months, 1 week ago

    She looked out from her little flat – there was the old villa on the hillside. It looked rather dangerously, as if it would slide down any minute. The thunder reminded her, that there was bad weather to come.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, insults 10 months, 1 week ago

    They exchanged many colourful words. Different starting letters, some more than four letters, and the children looked on, baffled that the forbidden words were coming out of their mothers’ mouthes so plentiful.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, leaving 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    She went away from the grave.
    First she had left her childhood, when her mother died and she had to take over running the house for the lord of the manor, than she had to leave her home when her father married her to this young, unknown man and now she was leaving the home she wanted to make here because her new husband had just died.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, polite 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    How to politely decline this offer? She knew he, too, was only being polite by offering for her hand. It just did not feel right to accept, even if tradition and custom kind of forced her to. She sighed. “Can I sleep over this?”

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, cousin 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    No, she did not want to marry her cousin. She was 15, and it was outrageous that her family asked her again to save the family by marrying a cousin. She had married once on the families behalf, this time she would not agree. After all, her father could not force her. She was a widow now.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, seatbelt 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    She hung in the belt, head down. The car swayed in the wind, only held back by a root. This child, she hoped she had evaded it, she did not hear a crash, the child should have escaped. She hoped she would, too. Then she saw it, the hand.

  • Fran Hunne commented on the post, skyline 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    She watched that firy line in the sky. The dragons were back. She ran through the wood whistled for her sheep and the dog – the only thing that would save them was the small cave at the foot of the mountain. Then she stumbled.