Where life lives, life fades

Today’s Oneword: Mothering

More 1-minute glimpses into the Rucksack Universe“You did say you’d see me again,” she said, turning away from the hills and the rising sun. Her hands rested on her belly, which looked even rounder this morning.

“Aye,” he replied. “I must admit though, I never thought you’d take on to be the mothering sort.”

“Where life lives, life fades,” she said, “and what fades must be replaced by something new.”

“What’s happening to you then?”

She started to reply, but could only look away.

What are these things?

The Oneword website is a writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word, which changes each day. I use it to explore ideas and give you a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories.

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