Thursday photo prompt: Glisten #writephoto

This week’s prompt ~ Glisten. Part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a twilit beach, the sea shimmering in the low light. There are rocky islets silhouetted against the water and what might be a figure, running towards…or away from the waves.

Sofia stood on the shore and looked longingly at the silver pathway that the moon was casting on the water. A distant memory touched her mind of when she would of been able to walk that path.

From where she stood she could see the storm gathering momentum , she thought of Peter and his friends who were out there on the water. She had wondered why the son had sent them on ahead with a storm coming in.

Sofia smiled to herself, testing, testing why did he always test.. As she watched the moon glisten off of the sea she knew the answer. There he was walking on the water towards the fishing boat arms outstretched, probably that smile on his face.

As ever all she could do was watch, she saw Peter leave the boat and walk towards the son, doing well at first. Then the fear of drowning in the storm over powered him and he began to sink. Failed, thought Sofia sadly. Then she saw the son reach out and steady Peter and lift him back into the boat. Then the son entered the boat and miraculously the storm ceased.

Sofia felt a pang of jealousy why could he forgive this sinner for losing faith, he hardly knew him. Yet he had known her eons and she was cast out.

As the boat came in to shore, she watched them all joyously celebrating the cessation of the storm and their safe return. As they passed her he looked into her eyes. Sofia felt the pain, the deep pain that consumed her.

The men walked on and she fell to ground and wept, her back hurting where her wings had been.

She felt Gabriel and Michael walk past her, not even s glance in her direction, and out to sea. She watched long after the glisten had faded into dawn. Alone again Sofia trudged on.

40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 16:31:48

    Touching, Sis 🥰


  2. Sue Vincent
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 16:52:20

    Such a lot of heartache in this piece, Willow xx


  3. Dale
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 17:03:51

    I can feel her pain..


  4. pensitivity101
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 17:26:03

    This is so sad Willow.


  5. Shweta Suresh
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 17:37:54

    Poor Sofia! A heart-wrenching story, Willow


  6. Sadje
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 18:47:52

    Such a moving story


  7. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 20:27:50

    Beautifully written. Sad though.


  8. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 21:59:06

    Great story. Will Sophia’s anguish ever end??

    Stay well and laugh when you can


  9. Lisa Coleman
    Jul 17, 2020 @ 01:01:11

    This is so sad! How will Sophia continue on? 🙁


  10. Keith's Ramblings
    Jul 17, 2020 @ 10:31:46

    A poignant piece indeed with a real sense of hopelessness.

    My story!


  11. Iain Kelly
    Jul 17, 2020 @ 10:36:05

    Powerful imagery, and it works as a metaphor for so much in life at the moment too. Nice one.


  12. kimbladeswritingblog
    Jul 17, 2020 @ 12:24:09

    A very sad story, Willow, but well written and heartfelt.


  13. darsword
    Jul 18, 2020 @ 05:34:07

    Poor Sofia! A lovely way to tell a story with miracles against the pain of rejection. I, too, will have to go into the ‘how it began’ page and learn more about her. Tomorrow. Too sleepy tonight. But I can’t wait to read more!


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  15. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 00:37:09

    I love your ongoing Sofia story! 🙏🏻❤️❇️


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