#SoCS & #JusJuJan Jan. 14th, 2023 – Once Upon A Time

Linda’s SoCS prompt.


Your prompt for #JusJoJan the 14th and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “once upon a time.” Start your post with “Once upon a time,” then write whatever comes to you, whether it be fact or fiction. Have fun!

Once upon a time, there was a middle-aged woman who never had any time to herself.

What with work and life at home, answering to the whims of teenagers, and her third child, sorry, husband, as well as those of the wider family, and not forgetting the cat, she never had any time to herself.

The hours would slip away, and another day would pass when she hadn’t been able to engage in her own passions.

But on the days she could carve time out for herself, it was wonderful. She’d go to sleep tired but content.

I wish I could write that something magical happened and end with ‘she lived happily ever after‘, but it’s not quite a fairy tale as it’s my life, and probably that of many, many other women out there!

But not to say it’s a sad ending, because I am happy and I’m still here, so it’s not The End!

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Jan 21, 2023 @ 02:11:57

    I love this!

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  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jan 16, 2023 @ 20:13:19

    Beautiful! This is just the beginning of a fairy tale, you are the princess and the prince is living in your house, Sis! xx Michael

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  3. Dan Antion
    Jan 16, 2023 @ 01:02:46

    Well, if you’re happy today, you’re on your way to the ever after part. I’d say you have a good chance.

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  4. Carol anne
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 18:33:24

    Yep, your alive and kicking! That is to be celebrated!

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  5. Maggie
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 16:56:42

    I can only forsee a very happy ending!

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  6. johnrieber
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 16:23:38

    I love this…sometimes people don’t realize they are AT the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…the life they are leading is to be embraced!

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  7. Aboli Mane
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 14:43:40

    This is the story of every woman out there. Hope you get some time to yourself soon 💕

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  8. Destiny
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 13:20:14

    Love the way you wrote this story Ritu… And yes, so relatable to many woman out there. For sure… It’s not the end… 🤍

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  9. Sadje
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 12:07:46

    As time changes, the circumstances will change too and you’ll have more time to yourself.

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  10. beth
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 12:03:10

    a realistic ending and life is certainly what we make of it – well done

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  11. willowdot21
    Jan 14, 2023 @ 11:52:55

    Never enough time but as you know it’s what we pack into it… No life is never a fairytale I can attest to that , even now my life and time is not my own and yes it does still bug me!
    Oh! I let you into a secret there is no such thing in happily ever after…..even in fairytales ….love ya! 💜💜💜

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