Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Last Prayer

Here's a chance to practice writing skills, my faithful readers, by joining me in posting a story with a picture for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.  The challenge is to post a picture on your blog, then write a short story or a poem about the picture as a writing exercise. When your blog us ready, link up for others to read. Feel free to also add your picture and story to another link of your choice. The link up is on my WWW page here. This is #41!




Pamela stood on the beach looking out at the setting sun, her heart heavy. Tears welled in her eyes. All the mourners were now gone. They had stood inside the tent that shrouded the grave to support her in grief and to participate in the internment. But not one could understand the depth of her sorrow. He was so young and many plans were now impossible for her without him. How could she go on? Why did God take him so soon?

A breeze picked up from the water. She felt his presence beside her, as though she could reach out and touch him. The wind seemed to whisper his voice in her ear and brought her comfort. On this beach at sunset, he would always be with her. It occurred to her in that moment her prayer would no longer be for an answer to "why", but a prayer for "what's next?" It was time to find her way.

I have a dear friend who is struggling with loss, and this picture reminded me of her struggle to move on. Now it is your turn. Find a picture, write a story on your blog, and link back for this writing exercise. 

Linda Kay 

12 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I can't write in fewer than 70kws...but a pretty photo ;O)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

You wrote an effective description of the depth of grief when someone has a loss.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Ahhh...it does make you feel melancholy looking out at that view. Sweet hugs, Diane

William Kendall said...

Pretty and poignant, Linda.

Tom said...

I always enjoy a sunset.

Rory Bore said...

Sunsets are the best - I find you can really discover the important things in life just by watching. There's this moment - when you can't tell if the sun is sinking or rising; you don't know what's coming - but, you feel such anticipation and Hope. You know whatever it is, it will be wondrous. I love that moment.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That was lovely..nice photo too.

Mike said...

Son, husband, dad, or boyfriend?

The Yum List said...

That's a very moving piece.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that things will be as well as they can be for your friend. xx

Marie C said...

A beautiful and very sweet post! So sad. God bless your friend.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Linda I decided to send an email to you rather than write on this post. the piece you wrote is very moving. Have a lovely weekend.

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