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Stairing Down a Decision

by Absolutely*Kate

The shadow on the stair is moving towards me. Or perhaps it is moving away. When is stepping down a step-up? I could reach for it; I could fall. One never knows about shadows. One never knows at all.

6S

Absolutely*Kate believes in believers, prolific writers, and the way the sun glints at the confluence of two rivers. Selections from the flair of her keyboard's plume can be browsed or caroused here, here, and here, plus proudly of course here. She humbly and heartily thanks you for reading further into her light from the shadows.

25 comments:

Harry said...

Best you watch yo steps, them shadows is some shady characters. Glad to see your shadowy six stepped out into the light of day Katie*Girl!

Angel Zapata said...

I dig how the closing is practically a couplet. Insightful piece, Kate.

... Paige said...

Nice images Kate!

Doug Mathewson said...

Nice closing line -

Pamila Payne said...

The brevity of this piece left me breathless. Very impressive to see such depth in so few words. Bravo Kate.

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Anonymous said...

It is uncertainty we must learn to live with, for only the shadow knows the quest for certainty often leads to lifeless stagnation.
Mateusz

Laurita said...

Short and shady. I love a good shadow six. The repetition at the end was perfect.

Sugar Rose said...

KatieMae, your writings... insightfulness...you-niqueness in all you give the reader...love it.

Madam Z said...

Ah...but the shadow knows...

Joe said...

It's all about light and shadow, AbKat and what's in between. Great read!

Toby said...

Life is a huge risk but worth it. Risk it.

Linda said...

Super Six AK... and pithy. I didn't know you could be so pithy - it becomes you ;^)

Happy synching... Peace, Linda

Crybbe666 said...

It is not only the shadow who knows, Kate...you sure know how to make short and sweet hard to beat. Perfect combination of brevity and meaning. Well done!!!

Michael Solender said...

you are not only ubiquitous you are mellifluous

Peggy said...

Good to see you here, Kate!

Ian said...

Ah, The Shadows.. They were a great band... Nice one, Cap'n Kate!

Hemingway's Lounge / Bukowski's Basement said...

Ah... Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?? ... THE SHADOW...

Kate, I dig it. Sparse and interesting. Creepy and telling. Very well done...

Anthony

Jodi MacArthur said...

Kate,
Brief, poetic, and insightful. Carry a flashlight. ;)

Mulled Vine said...

Dark. :)

I loved the last line and the way it rhymed with fall.

My word verification is "Sters"... how weird is that?

Jerry said...

I read this last night on my iphone... then reread it on my computer screen this morning. Amazing what context does for a piece. It had a nice feel on the 'big screen' that was totally lost in a 2x3" peep-hole. And like one of the comments said, "... The Shadow knows."

Absolutely*Kate said...

I stand in the light when I follow the steps of such grand writers above. Thank*you, quite humbly, thank*you.

~ Absolutely*Kate

Col Bury said...

Deep, Kate...and meaningful.

austere said...

Sparse. Scary.
Shall think of this all evening.
A salute!

Paul Brazill said...

OUCH!I almost missed this! A classy joint from the lady with the moxy!