Friday Fictioneers: Soft Glow

A soft glow emanated from the lamp post.

It stood as a sentinel outside her bedroom window.

Her parents kissed her goodnight in its muted light.

Ferry shadows danced around the walls as her babies slumbered.

Her husband held her in his strong arms within its comforting glow.

Its soft light comforted her through the sorrow of his passing.

The city was replacing the lamp posts with new streetlights.

Sadness filled her for those who would never know its warmth.

Wrapped in its glow one last time, she wearily closed her eyes.

Gently carried to her eternal place of peace.

 

(“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge by Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  The challenge is to write a story, using only 100 words, in response to a photo prompt.  Other stories can be found here.)

 

 

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Dear Brenda

    Let me also say ‘Hi!’

    I enjoyed your poetic prose. Full of tenderness as the light in the lamp and She dims then fails. Touching.

    Kelvin

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    1. Hi Kelvin, thank you so much for your kind words. I look forward to being a part of the FF family. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  2. That was beautifully done. Thank you.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. I’m so glad you liked it! I look forward to following your blog and being a part of the FF community. =)

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  3. Yes, welcome. This is a lovely peace. She never had to live with the harsh glow of the new lights.

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    1. I’m very glad you enjoyed it, Christine! I look forward to being a part of the FF community. Have a wonderful day! =)

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  4. Dear Brenda

    I think a welcome to Friday Fictioneers is in order. This is such a tender piece. Within a few words you’ve written the cycle o life and wonderfully so. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you so much for the welcome and for your encouragement, it means a great deal. I am excited to be a part of your Friday challenge and follow your blog as well! =)

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  5. Create Space says:

    Beautiful Brenda, you spanned a lifetime in a hundred words and filled it eith meaning.

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    1. Thank you so much Marie! =)

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  6. A lovely piece on the progress of time. The replacement of lamps to those last sighs is great.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and your encouragement! Have a great day. =)

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  7. granonine says:

    This spoke to me deeply, as a woman who has gone through so many of those life stages. I still have my husband, and my health is good. I can only say I hope your heroine’s life was fulfilling as she breathed her last.

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    1. I’m so glad Linda that this story touched you, that’s wonderful. Thank you for letting me know! Merry Christmas to you and a blessed New Year. =)

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      1. granonine says:

        Same to you, Brenda 🙂

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Beautifully done Brenda, lovely.

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    1. Thank you Iain for your encouragement. Happy holidays to you and yours! =)

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      1. Iain Kelly says:

        And to you Brenda 🙂

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  9. Wow, beautiful words, dear! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much. Happy holidays! =)

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