#FF — I Remember

Sandra Crook edited image

The first time I can remember drawing it was in first grade. Our teacher walked around the room asking students questions. “Where is that, Jeannie?” I didn’t know.

In middle school, they asked the same.

By high school, my technique flourished and teachers submitted my works to competitions where they won prizes.

Now a freshman at the art institute, they asked me to do a show. The room buzzed with patrons’ comments: “they are all of the same place.”

One night, I dreamed I was standing at the top of the cliff, looking to the east. I remember everything now.

[100 words]


PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the creative host of Friday Fictioneers.

61 Comments Add yours

  1. I have read and heard so many tales like that. There must be something to it

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading. I think there must be.

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    Making art does have that quality of uncovering. Nicely done

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neil!

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  3. elmowrites says:

    Ooh, now I want to know what she remembers! Is it happy or sad, for a start?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What do you think? 🙂

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Mysterious. (K)

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  5. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Art comes from a deep place inside us…I would include songwriting I think…all it takes is one inspiration and that can spawn many works.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Do you consider some songwriting as a form of art?

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I consider anything that involves creativity expressed as art. In other words, HELL YES! I think it technically falls under creative and performing arts.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            Ok…I’ve met a few who don’t…I was 99.9 percent sure you did!

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            Yes… I do. When I think of songs as art…the song A Day In The Life comes to mind. There are many more that are NOT Beatles lol.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I was 99.9% sure you did also. I think there is healing in art and music seems to heal more than most other kinds of art. Maybe because the sound is an actual wave that travels into our bodies?

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              1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                Yes it does but also certain paintings can do that to me good and bad. Yes to the sound that travels…and words along with music can heal you like you said.

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  6. Sadje says:

    An intriguing story Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  7. James McEwan says:

    Our subconscious mind is a guardian in life. Your story confirms the wonders of the mind.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, James.

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  8. Dale says:

    I had a feeling this was something she had seen at some point but didn’t remember until later. I like to think this was a healing process…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like to think so also, Dale ❤

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  9. Sandra says:

    I have someone on my Facebook timeline who posts everytime she completes another surrealist painting. They’re always abstract depictions of a storm at sea. I sometimes wonder how she ever tells them apart, impressive though they are. So yes, I get this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sandra, maybe one day she will remember also. Wonderful photo that I immediately thought that it looked like a work of art, both of nature and of your composition.

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  10. Brilliant stuff, a dig into the subconscious, a clever piece

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Shrawl!

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  11. Iain Kelly says:

    Inspiration can take many forms. Intriguing piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Iain.

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  12. poetisatinta says:

    Loved how this short story spanned over time, something magical about it 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  13. Now she’s remembered, I wonder if she’ll paint it again. An intriguing tale, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good question, Keith. Thank you 🙂

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  14. Ohhhh I like the mystery here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

  15. Michael says:

    The power of the human mind come over strongly. Well done

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Michael, thank you!

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  16. Dahlia says:

    Now I am all curious! I hope there’s a sequel?

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      1. Dahlia says:

        Fingers crossed!

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  17. plaridel says:

    mission accomplished. is she ready to jump over now? 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very possibly, Plaridel!

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  18. Dear Lisa,

    Intriguing story. A place from a past life, perhaps? Nice use of the prompt.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thanks much. Could be!
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Like

  19. granonine says:

    And THEN what happened??

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Perhaps we’ll never know…

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  20. That good ol’ cliff of remembrance.

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  21. Nobbinmaug says:

    Ooh, mysterious. This feels like the beginning of a revenge story. Something suppressed and haunting like that usually isn’t a happy memory. This story has a great feel to it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Nobbin. Could be.

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  22. authorfleurl says:

    An intriguing story indeed…now I want to know what she remembers.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You never know, you might find out 😉

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  23. Laurie Bell says:

    Ooooo this is mysterious but I love it. Previous life or future telling dream? I like the art growing as they grow too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the story, Laurie, thank you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel!

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  24. Bill says:

    Well done. Lisa. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bill 🙂

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