Lily’s father placed a basket amongst the tall reeds beside the river. Lily felt her mother’s hand holding onto hers as she watched the tiny lights dance along the river.
“Why so many, father?”
“Each light is the soul of a warrior who gave their life protecting us. They travel to their final rest at the end of the river.”
Her mother gently withdrew her hand. She evaporated into mist and filled the basket with a golden glow. Lily’s father wept. He pushed the basket away from shore.
Lily prayed into the breeze, “Keep mother safe on her journey home.”
“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.