La Vita Nuova Or 'The New Life'

Her hopes, dreams and visions, she presently carried them all in her hand; a dry hand, neglected now, she’d not had time for herself of late. To an onlooker they’d appear like nick knacks, in reality, they were her talismans, each from a pivotal moment, instilled with meaning only she knew, and that’s all that mattered.

 On the precipice of an epiphany she stood, invoking her spirits, the Goddess and ancestors. Terror and ecstasy warred inside her, her body at once robotic and yielding, heart dancing a fevered pitch, throat sandy, mind a whirlwind of contradictions and echoes.

...The ceremony was now complete.

 Observing the chalk line on the sidewalk she fervently prayed; then baby like, stepped over the chalky threshold into her new life.

Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
5 Responses Mar 15, 2010

thanks NWTGBU :) <br />
I totally was awaree of that, i skimmed the other stories i think one or two did have U in the title so i figured ehh it's a permissible U(as it wasn't stipulate that U could not be in the title) however , as a balance I offered the English title too! ;))

K, I love your story. It is beautifully written. I see just one problem with it... I understand why no one noticed it. The story pulls you in so you don't focus on this one fact... The title has a "U" in it. LoL. I laugh as I write this for it is of no importance. Your story is so beautifully written. I look forward to reading more.

thank you everyone ! it's very nice indeed to be aknowledged:))


A beautiful job, K! You evoke some ancient pagan ritual, deeply moving.

thank you so much :))