Aheila’s Drabble Day – Memory

Here’s another Drabble Day challenge. I’m hoping that it will kick start my need to write as I’ve experienced a very slow week on the fiction side.

Here is how the drabble challenge works!

  • Read the prompt and find your angle.
  • Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
  • Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).
  • In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post.

Today’s theme is: Memory!


A strange thing memory – like a picture in time that gets rained on. Distorted. What you experienced originally isn’t always what’s left in your mind.

But it’s yours and you have to deal with it – because it’s your memory and the world can’t ever take that from you.

Memories builds you, shape you and – who you are and how you react now is based on the memories of the past, of the experiences that have been locked away in the passages of your mind.

Every moment, every second gets turned to memory, and what you do with it, what you remember…

Is up to you.

5 thoughts on “Aheila’s Drabble Day – Memory

  1. Ryan March 6, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Oh i really like this, Alyss! I love where you say that every moment turns to memory. That’s a beautiful sentence.

  2. Tara Tyler March 7, 2011 / 2:28 am

    This was good but your fish story was better! hee hee =)

  3. Jenn March 7, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    I agree completely with Ryan. I also have to add that I love the last line…that it is up to you.

  4. mish March 8, 2011 / 12:33 am

    Well done Aly !!
    There is an important message in your drabble ~ ultimately , your memories make you or break you !!
    The choice is yours ! 🙂

  5. hearandlearn March 8, 2011 / 7:45 am

    Seems like there is always somebody who has to run contrary to the crowd, and I guess the old guy has to be it. Most of what you said, I do agree with, but the end part, nope. One actually has only partial control of what you remember, no matter how badly you want to control it or not. Most people are very poor observers, not really noticing what they see. Just ask people in law enforcement about this, as they have to train themselves to be really observant. But many things stick in our memory that we had no desire to retain, and sometimes we had no knowledge that we retained it. The mind is so much more capable than we allow it. Then comes the antiphonal part of the equation! Are memory loses information no matter whether we want to or not. Data that is not used often, leaves us easiest. But as we get older, memories leave us without ever asking permission. Som is just old age, some is dementia, and unfortunately, some is Ahlzeimers. So you see, we really have only partial control of our memory. Scary for me. TC Don

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