Ashes to Ashes

The cliff juts out below like razor blades slicing up the angry water. I kick a rock over the edge.

I hate this place. You didn’t.

I pull the cardboard box from my jacket and choke back tears.

All we have left are memories.

I open the box and dump the contents on the place you proposed. When I do, a breeze blows in. The ashes fall lightly on me. I smile.

Perhaps even now you will never leave my side.

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Photo courtesy of Stocksnap.io.

In response to this week’s microprose challenge over at Yeah Write.

Categories fiction, Microstories, UncategorizedTags , , , , , , ,

19 thoughts on “Ashes to Ashes

  1. How melancholy but beautiful. I could see the scene so perfectly. Miss seeing your writing. Xoxox

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    1. Aww, thanks Melony. I might get something little up on nonfiction this week. We’ll see 🙂 xoxo

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      1. Yay!!! 💖💖💖

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  2. This is so lovely, especially the last line!Your words fall into perfection so easily Danielle!

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  3. Danielle, I do not exactly understand, but your words are striking.

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    1. Thank you. It’s a work of fiction. A woman is spreading her husband’s ashes.

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  4. I love the inner monologue along side the descriptions of what she is doing!! Fantastic!!

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    1. Thank you! I really liked the prompt this week and everyone’s take on it.

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      1. I messed up and changed the sentence we weren’t supposed to change. Ugh!! Lol.

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  5. This is so tragic yet so beautifully tied together. Her pain, his memories, the monologue, everything seems in right proportions.

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  6. His remains along with memories refuse to leave her side. Many civilizations warrant the dead’s remains be immersed in water bodies.
    poignantly written.
    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/07/ashes-and-memories.html

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  7. The last line tells so much about the relationship they had. Lovely work, Danielle!

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  8. Brought strong emotions with so few words. Well done 🙂

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