Friday Fictioneers – Boundarising

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

“You may go anywhere you please in the house,” my uncle said when they took me to live with him, “but never into my study.”

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat.

My guardian taught me boundaries. I learned to push him all the way to, but not beyond, his limits. Boundaries reassure us that, within them, we’re safe

A rise in global temperature of 1.5oC is tolerable. Beyond 2o, we reach a tipping point.

Later, when I met Greta, there was no tipping point, only a fall. Real maps lack boundaries.


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72 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Boundarising

  1. Ooh, I loved the twist on this. I was so sure that once he was forbidden from the study, he’d go there. But no, he managed to resist temptation… until Greta. But then, isn’t that the love everyone wants, the one that sweeps them off their feet?

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      1. I see so many people who wall themselves up, too afraid to open themselves to love, and then – not surprisingly – never finding it. Or finding it and not recognizing it, not believing in it enough to let it grow. Dropping the boundaries sounds like a good idea, in that context.

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  2. You so well marry the factual with emotional in this – boundaries undone by love. The story of their partnership is food for many more stories methinks.

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