This post if for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week’s picture was provided by Ady. The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. Here’s my entry. I hope you like it.
Goddess Made Flesh
Some days the longing to be reunited was all-consuming. His existence lacked vitality. Even the air felt thin. Grey. He lost himself in memories of when life had pulsed with youthful possibility, with May his shining light.
Her chiming laughter still echoed in his ears, a joyous trail to follow. She’d loved the wild places, the forests and hills; revelling in the chorus of birdsong, the caress of sunlight on her face. She’d always wondered how people could feel close to God enclosed within four walls. The towering trunks of mighty oaks were the pillars of her church. A lake’s reflection shared the perfection of a stained glass window, depicting eternity’s harmony.
He had just worshipped her – his own goddess made flesh.
He’d scattered her ashes on the hillside. Sometimes he could sense her presence as he climbed, a phantom touch soothing the ache of old bones. The years since he lost her had not been kind.
Soon his time would come. He’d follow her laughter and bathe in the light of her existence again.
Word Count: 175