Lily’s father placed a basket amongst the grass beside the river. Lily felt her mother’s hand holding onto hers. The lights danced along the river.
“Why so many, father?”
“Each light is the soul of a warrior who gave their life. They are making their way to their final rest at the end of the river.”
Her mother gently withdrew her cold hand as her spirit turned to mist. It filled the basket with a golden glow. Lily’s father wept as he pushed the basket away from the shore.
Lily prayed into the breeze, “Keep mother safe on her journey.”
“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story, using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. This week’s beautiful photo was provided by Carla Bicomong. It has been a lot of fun to join this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! For more stories, click HERE.