My Quiet Place

In the mornings
Just before the house awakes
A hot cup of coffee in hand.

This is my quiet space.

A Sunday drive
Down country roads
Trees ablaze in fall splendor.

This is my quiet space.

In the wee hours
Children nestled snug in their beds
The cadence of a snoring husband nearby.

This is my quiet space.

In the living room
Absent of little handprints
Red couch and golden floor warming me.

This is my quiet place.

In the bed
Pillow soft and inviting
When at last my thoughts are put to rest.

This is my quiet place.

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This week we asked you to write about your quiet place. Where is it? What does it look like? What happens there? Our word limit was 200.

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Stephanie Ayers

Executive Creative Director at Our Write Side/OWS Ink, LLC
A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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16 thoughts on “My Quiet Place”

  1. Carrie says:

    Sadly, my “quiet” place is work…which isnt all that quiet…but it’s where i do my best writing

    …Shhhhh, don’t tell 😉

    1. DM says:

      Your secret is safe with me!

  2. Trish says:

    Beautiful! Reading this made me feel very relaxed. Your word choices and the cadence was very lulling and restful. Great job!

    Trish
    http://writinginareddress.blogspot.com/2011/11/quiet-place.html

    1. DM says:

      Thank you, Trish! I will stop by sometime this week.

  3. TheKirCorner says:

    That was so beautiful..poetic and visual. I loved every line 🙂

    1. DM says:

      Thank you, Kirsten.

  4. Sweaty says:

    Your words really resonated in me. I could relate and feel the peace at those quiet places you mentioned. So beautifully written.

    1. DM says:

      Thank you. I hope things are going well with you and you have a great holiday despite everything.

  5. angela says:

    Those all sound so lovely and peaceful!

    1. DM says:

      They are, they really are. 😉

  6. Cheryl @ Mommypants says:

    Lovely and poetic. Makes me long for a quiet space, as my kids are going crazy around here right now!

    1. DM says:

      Haha. That’s a daily thing here too. Definitely makes my quiet spaces MUCH more appreciated. Sometimes I have to just take a breath and view the world around me.

  7. Galit Breen says:

    Oh my, this is lovely! Poetry vignettes- perfect!

    1. DM says:

      Thank you!! Now I’m off to see what “vignettes” means, LOL!

  8. Erin says:

    Ohhh I love that quiet time right before bed, all cozied up!
    So poetic and beautiful!

    1. DM says:

      Thank you, Erin. I have missed your face around here.

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