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What’s in a Name short story – ‘E’ For Elaine – Shining Brightly | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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My friend and creative writer/blogger/author Sally Cronin has multiple series on the go she posts weekly on her blog. In one of her series she takes each letter from the alphabet and writes a story about a person’s name corresponding to the letter. I always enjoy reading all of Sally’s posts, as they all leave me with some great insight, whether it be on nutrition, health, interviews with other talented authors and creatives, or in this case, her own creative writing. This post in particular I found extremely touching to the human heart.

What’s in a Name short story – ‘E’ For Elaine – Shining Brightly

The Greek and French meaning of the name Elaine is Shining Light or the Bright One.

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Agapanthus, the “Lily of the Nile” is native to South Africa. The variation ‘Elaine’ grows up to 36 inches and has green strap like leaves with dark violet-blue flowers which certainly adds brightness to a garden.

What’s in a name –  ‘E’ for Elaine – Shining Brightly

Elaine lay under the warmth of the duvet and her hand crept across the mattress to touch her husband’s hand. Not enough to wake him but just a gentle touch to remind her of his presence. Jack’s even breathing and gentle snore was comforting and Elaine smiled to herself, savouring the delicious secret that she was desperate to reveal.

She had been saving up the news until today as a gift for Jack’s birthday. They had been married for two years and she knew that his greatest wish was for them to have a baby. His large family had already provided his parents with six grandchildren and whilst he might not talk about his desire for a family; he wanted to hold their child in his arms almost as much as she did. She had remembered the look on his face when she had thought that she might be pregnant but it had turned out to be a false alarm. This is why she had waited until she was absolutely sure; today would be the perfect time to reveal the secret. . . CONTINUE READING

 

Source: What’s in a Name short story – ‘E’ For Elaine – Shining Brightly | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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D.G. Kaye is a nonfiction/memoir writer, who writes from her own life experiences and self-medicates with a daily dose of humor.

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