Ally looked confused sifting through the course catalog. “How in the name of God do I pick a future right here and now?”

Her Grandfather chimed in, “Think of your future as a blank canvas. It may start with some timid strokes but if you are deliberately thoughtful in making your choices and you let your heart lead you to the things that are important an image will begin to take shape. There may be obstacles to overcome and course corrections to be made along the way but as long as you remain true to yourself those early strokes will begin to bristle with confidence; the watercolours replaced with a more permanent layer. By the time you get to my age, your story will be filled with many chapters and the masterpiece you will be remembered for will have taken shape; it will be your portrait immortal.”

Firtlin’ about in her seat she rolled her eyes at him and replied, “Always with the life advice Grandpa, thanks I just need to decide between the Arts or Sciences.”

Contains word prompt from
GirlieOnTheEdge’s Six Sentence Stories #202.
Date: 2022-03-06 | Word: Canvas

Contains word prompt from
Fandango’s One Word Challenge.
Date: 2022-03-12 | Word: Water

Contains word prompt from
Cyranny’s Word of the Day Challenge.
Date: 2022-03-12 | Word: Firtle

Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao via Unsplash.
Copyright 2022 Greg Glazebrook, All Rights Reserved.


12 thoughts on “Watercolours

  1. Liz H

    We throw the leaves on the pond, ignore the eye-rolls, and hope that something remains floating when the kid’s old enough to need the complex advice. Right there with your characters. ❤

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