Monday, January 5, 2015

SJ Maylee Week 133: The Light

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SJ Maylee’s’ Choice: 1

Title: The Light

Jillian sat up a little straighter, adjusting the little pillow at her back. The light was finally perfect. Yesterday, she’d arrived too late and missed a whole day.

She only had a few days to capture the scene before she’d be expected home and back at her desk job. Andy was pissed she was using up her last bit of vacation, but she put him out of her mind. She was tired of dealing with his snide remarks.

It’s pretty, but who’s going to buy it?

Interesting, but you can’t eat it.

Over the past year, the only time she felt centered was when she was out in the world with her sketch pad. The smooth glide of the pastels soothed her soul like nothing she’d ever experienced.

She set down the dark green and picked up the yellow, smudging her way into the shade she wanted. As the picture came together, warmth gathered in the middle of her chest.

This was the thing she couldn’t live without.


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SJ Maylee believes hearts are meant to come together and find love. As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together. You can follow her at @SJMaylee,


1 comment:

  1. It's been a while since writing has been so immediately necessary for me, but I remember when I would feel wrong if I hadn't put pen to paper. You capture the passion well.