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Beatrice

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

 

Beatrice

 

 

 

by E. A. Irwin

 

 

 

Beatrice studied herself in the mirror, the revelation as unremarkable as the previous day. Those she lived among mentioned turning eighty was a milestone. Beatrice didn’t want to hurt their feelings; merely eighty years, not quite a milestone by any estimation.

 

 

When she arrived, the buoyant attitudes of neighborhood well-wishers welcomed her openly, despite a world war. From the vantage of her living room window on Sycamore Street in Middle America, she witnessed each passing era complete with its joys and strife of life affect her intimate world. Today would be no different for those residing on the streets where she lived, except for one.

 

 

Beatrice opened her closet and surveyed her wardrobe. What should she wear for a milestone birthday? Nothing suited Beatrice’s idea of how she should look, though through the years she adapted to this lifestyle’s ever-changing fashions. For personal reasons she thought it easier to fit in among those observed.

 

 

A blue silk dress, which highlighted the snowiness of her gleaming white hair, was chosen. While tucking stray curls that managed to escape her tidy chignon, she laughed at the women worried about their gray hairs and monthly visits to Stella’s Style Emporium for upkeep. This color adorned her since birth. She couldn’t understand the waste of time involved changing it to another hue.

 

 

The last of her affairs seen to yesterday, her observations finally ended. Her mission here completed in the same manner in which it began—without notice or interruption.

 

 

Beatrice readied herself for her grand night. One promised when she arrived as an onlooker. A night that would free her from life among her neighbors. As she slipped the dress down her slight frame, Beatrice realized this would be the last time she would feel the smooth sensation of fabric against skin.

 

Opening her window, she glanced at the heaven-filled night, knowing the next time she observed it would be from another realm. Beatrice rested on a chair while the moon set the twinkling prisms in her eyes alive, a reminder she was not of this earth and waiting for transport to her starship and home.

 

 

 

 

©E. A. Irwin

 

 

 

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9 Comments

Reply Patrice
10:09 PM on March 18, 2015 
I really like your novel, it is very imaginative. I want to know you more good works. http://www.findthetoprated.com
Reply Ledbetter
10:02 PM on March 18, 2015 
These novels are your works it? That's great. Homepage
Reply E. A. Irwin/Patricia
12:57 AM on March 5, 2012 
Blaze;

I suppose I really should put on these stories that I'm writing to a prompt, this one being 'dress.' :D

Wouldn't it be wonderful to sit by the window and know something far greater was waiting for you just beyond the stars?

Thank you so much for reading and commenting. As for otherworldly things ... well ...

Patricia/E. A. Irwin


Blaze McRob says...
Great story, Patricia! I am so into other worldly beings. It is so nice that one can sit in a chair, knowing that better things are to come.

Blaze
Reply E. A. Irwin/Patricia
12:53 AM on March 5, 2012 
Carolyn;

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read my story. I appreciate the kind words and am pleased you liked the work.

Patricia/E. A. Irwin

Carolyn Gibbs says...
Very nice, I liked the ending. It makes me want to read more.
Reply Blaze McRob
4:45 PM on March 2, 2012 
Great story, Patricia! I am so into other worldly beings. It is so nice that one can sit in a chair, knowing that better things are to come.

Blaze
Reply Kharisma Rhayne
10:32 PM on February 29, 2012 
Great ending :D
Reply Carolyn Gibbs
6:43 PM on February 29, 2012 
Very nice, I liked the ending. It makes me want to read more.
Reply E. A. Irwin/Patricia
4:56 PM on February 29, 2012 
Lindsay;

Thanks for stopping by and reading. I appreciate it. :)

Patricia
Reply Lindsay
10:06 PM on February 28, 2012 
That was a surprise ending

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