Though she had untold stories, Grandmother sat alone at the fireside.


18 thoughts on “Urbanisation

    1. screen_scribbla Post author

      I like the way you’ve picked up on how the title plays such a vital role to this piece in particular. Fantastic suggestion for a play in imagination. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  1. Drew Lane Composer

    This is brilliant mate. I agree with sentiments above. It’s complete. Don’t change a thing. It is a story all unto itself. Bravo! If only all writers (including me!) could understand how to write so eloquently, and use the power of brevity.

    1. screen_scribbla Post author

      Thank you Drew. I appreciate your comments. But, as you’ll see from the next post, I cheated a bit. I had a powerful muse to inspire me.

  2. Madison Woods

    I agree with all of the above statements. In one sentence, you’ve painted a picture complete with emotions and imagery and sound. Love it.

  3. chesshirecat

    That short statement speaks volumes. It tells much about our disdain for the elderly. Not how things once were, when the extended family lived with the senior members. Usually in Grandma’s own home.

    Yes, urbanization can provide a cruel juxtapostion of life now and then. It’s really well thought through (the statement). From there the story can take many directions: a look to the past, a statement of the present, side trips to the cracked and veined stories of the present day family who no longer remember her as a valued member of their lives. What great potential in that little statement. You always inspire.

    1. screen_scribbla Post author

      Thanks for reading and leaving your thoughts behind here. I agree – respect for the elderly is just about non-existent anymore. Sad.

      See my post next post for more about today’s piece.


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