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Resisting the mind


©Roger Bultot

“It all begins and ends in your mind,” she once told him. “What you give power to, has power over you”.

Right now, he was fighting not to call her. To tell her how much he missed her and wanted her back.

There was still snow on the porch outside. She would have been thrilled by it.

And her orchid by the window was waiting for her too.

He stared at the dials on the phone; Ralph Waldo Emerson had said, “we gain the strength of the temptation we resist”. But he did not feel any stronger. Quite the contrary.

Also part of Friday Fictioneers

Also part of Daily Prompt: Resist


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13 thoughts on “Resisting the mind

  1. Oh pity! Call her once, Bud. Just don’t grovel. 😉
    Good scene, lots to imagine.

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  2. Yes indeed, a very good read… I’m wondering why she “would have”, it insinuates so much… we at FF love when we leave a story with questions!

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  3. michael1148humphris on said:

    The more I hold out against temptation – the more I want food – he had better watch his waistline🙂

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  4. Gorgeous. So many things unwritten but hinted at.

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  5. A nicely reflective piece. I liked this.

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  6. Thoughtful, considered and layered. This had more depth than the 100 words it’s made of

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