FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #30

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Had he passed this spot before?
The tracks look familiar,
Stretching forever to nowhere,
Dead leaves crunching beneath his aching feet.
So ill prepared, naive, foolish,
He had not thought when he started
Believing God would provide,
But he was not worthy.
How long had he been walking?
A day? Two? A Week?
He was tired and drained of hope,
Endless trudging on a endless path.
He had lost his shoes,
Couldn’t remember how or when,
Sore, blistered and bleeding,
Footprints followed him in the heat.
No respite, no sanctuary,
Nowhere to sit, rest or find nourishment,
Dehydrated and hungry
This journey seemed pointless.
He stumbled, fell to his knees
And stayed there in stunned surprise:
The tracks vibrated with life, then
He saw the carriage ahead of him.
Held up his hands, praying for it to stop.
No matter it would take him back
To where he had passed before,
And he could begin again.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2022: WEEK #30

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I hope it stopped in time 💜

  2. Carol anne says:

    great, di! Excellent! ❤

  3. Sadje says:

    Such a sad and touching story Di

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Sounds like he could have used a compass

  5. murisopsis says:

    Sad and tragic! I hope it stopped in time…

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