April 1: Flash Fiction Challenge: Swift Passage.

April 1 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a swift passage. You can take inspiration from any source. Who is going where and why. What makes it swift? Go where the prompt leads!.

I wrote this in honour of Sue Vincent. You can read her beautiful blog here.

The candle flickered her spirit left. Free from earth’s tethers and life’s pain she breathed again. Across the night sky lit by stars she flashed around the planet spreading love as she went. 

Alighting on her Moors, her spirit’s home. The stones welcomed her with love, they knew her worth. Cold winds could not chill her just carry her wisdom. 

Behind she left us grieving, family and friends alike. Her legacy will last forever as will the hole she left in our hearts. My last email to her said “sleep well.” Sue’s passage after death was swift to bliss.

Charli’s Carrot Ranch 

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Priscilla Bettis
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 01:02:23

    Oh, that’s beautiful, sad but beautiful.

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  2. Sadje
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 03:40:14

    A beautiful tribute Cheryl

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  3. 🇪🇺 Bee H.
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 03:45:03

    I didn’t really know her but it touches me too. May she rest in peace and those grieving find solace 🕯🙋‍♀️🐝

    Reply

  4. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 04:41:07

    Lovely Willow

    Reply

  5. Ritu
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 05:35:45

    Beautiful, Sis. A fitting tribute 💜🙏🏼

    Reply

  6. Hugh W. Roberts
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 07:07:57

    That’s a lovely tribute to Sue, Willow. Very heartfelt.

    Reply

  7. noelleg44
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 13:17:08

    Oh, Willow, you have such a way with words. Sue would have loved this – and I am still fighting some tears.

    Reply

  8. pensitivity101
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 17:29:53

    This is truly lovely Willow, and Sue would have loved it. I can see her drifting on the moors, at peace and at one with them in their embrace. It is so hard to believe she has gone, but her legacy remains.

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  9. Betty Hayes Albright
    Apr 03, 2021 @ 20:31:24

    Very touching… 💕💓

    Reply

  10. Gloria
    Apr 05, 2021 @ 14:22:54

    Absolutely beautiful Willow!

    Reply

  11. Charli Mills
    Apr 07, 2021 @ 05:35:02

    “The stones welcomed her with love.” Beautiful tribute, Willow.

    Reply

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