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

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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


      1. Yay!!! 💖💖💖


  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!!


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


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


  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.

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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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