Today is the "Letting Go" bloghop, hosted by Kyra Lennon in celebration of the release of her novella If I Let You Go. Originally this little story was going to be released today, but because she and the rest of us couldn't wait, she brought the release date forward a bit. You can read more about Kyra's writing over at her blog on the "My Books" page.
Here are the rules for this bloghop:
"On October 22nd, I invite you to share some stories about letting go. Was there a time when you had to let go of someone or something? How did it make you feel? How did you handle it? Or if that's too personal - which I completely understand - how about writing a piece of flash fiction?
The only rules are - obviously - it has to be related to letting go, and please keep it to a maximum of 500 words." - Kyra Lennon
And here's my contribution:
Your wind-down windows RSI-d me
Just like that ‘old skool’ steering wheel
In cursed summer we boiled together
And climbing hills was pretty tough
I called you Little One, ‘so tiny!’
My first car that I bought myself
You did me proud, my little bubby
And only with a tear did I let you go
That was a day I said hello
To a brand spankin’ new Yaris, yo
In 2009, yes, a while ago now
A truly emotional moment in time!
And though I love my auto windows
My awesome air-con/power steering
I often think of you and wonder
Just what you are doing now
Maybe you are all around me
On scrap heaps near and far, but
I like to think you’re doing better
My blue-green friend out in the world
In closing, yes, this poem’s crappy
But I know you don’t care!