100 Word Challenge – Week 66: Mute

He didn’t remember walking home in the new-fallen snow. He couldn’t recall anyone’s voice or face that had crossed his path. The numbness in his fingers never registered until they felt heat again and groaned in agony. There was something wrong with the scene, and he couldn’t place it.

Not until he scanned the room for what was now absent.  No second pair of boots covered in similar slush.

No warm hands to draw the blood back down to his.

No second voice in the room asking him how his day was.

Nothing to occupy the barren landscape of his world.

The silence was deafening.

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My entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. I honestly didn’t think I would have time to do one of these this week, as lately I’d have better luck telling the ocean to dry off than keeping track of myself it seems. But this one wrote itself in record time. And it could also be viewed as a continuation to one of my earlier works: “Don’t Say It“.

I hope you all enjoy.

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100 Word Challenge – Week 65: One in a Million

“I remember when we first came here, don’t you?”
Only the ambient nature answered him.
“The storm had come out of nowhere, drenching us down to the bone,”
Swaying leaves traced over a wrinkled crown as he touched the orange splotch.
“And yet we couldn’t stop laughing…why were we doing that…I don’t remember…”
A light wisp sent the wind through his weathered fingers.
“…even sopped in mud and soaked in water, you looked so beautiful…”
Breaching the clouds, a sliver of sun kissed his now tear-stained cheeks.
“I told you I loved you…now they are going to cut it down…”

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My entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. Inspired by both the picture and this song.

I won’t lie, this has been a rough week already, so I’m not sure how much I will be writing in the immediate future. a lot of things are changing and changing quickly. Still, this one came together so very perfectly.

I hope you all enjoy!