Let Them Go – Friday Fictioneers

‘Tis a rainy Wednesday and, as a result, they don’t need me at work today!  Yay! As yesterday was another long one, I am not sad at having the day to myself.  I probably should take advantage of this extra day to do official stuff that needs doing but first, this.

Our fearless leader, Rochelle has chosen this lovely photograph by Carla Bicomong.   See something in this pic that inspires you to write a 100-word, not a word more, story?  Then by all means, click on the blue frog below and add your link!  If you need more info on the how-to’s, click on Rochelle’s name for the rules and regs.

Do have a lovely Hump Day!

©Carla Bicomong

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Let Them Go

Sitting on a blanket on the hillside, Clara watched the people below.  She had no idea what they were celebrating but it felt more like a release every time they put one of the floating lanterns onto the water’s edge and pushed it gently out.

Did it bring one peace of mind? Was the symbolism enough to grant solace?

Clara felt her tears well and spill out, one for each of pain, loneliness, responsibilities of kids, house, money.  She named them and let them drift away with each lantern, marvelling at how she felt lighter as she let them go.