In Marseilles, Samuel met a man with grizzled hair and muddled eyes. Years before, the man nearly discovered a cure for Alzheimer’s. Instead, he contracted the cruel disease.
Drifting into the Corsica harbor, Samuel observed a woman sitting beside the water. In her younger days, she was close to uncovering a passageway between worlds. A stroke interrupted her work, and now she simply stares into the night sky.
Each year, Samuel travelled the world to find the one. He shuddered at the enormity of his task.
Who will I bequeath the gift of health and extra time to this year?
This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was taken by C.E. Ayr.
If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit HERE.