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Pondering (Friday Fictioneers)

July 2, 2020
PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

Green turns to orange turns to red. Leaves drop and die forming a mire of muck on the ground that will rot and dissolve into a layer of earth where new forms will grow.

Sitting here listening to the crackle of fallen leaves I wonder at the cycle of life and death and rebirth. The air is crisp and grey. My nose drips, cheeks red from the cold. Hands mushed into my jacket to keep warm. I stand and walk, crunching over death. What else lies beneath my feet I wonder? What has been here before?

What will come after?

This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

You can read more of the FF prompt responses here

Word Count: 100

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20 Comments
  1. Oh! That was deep!

  2. Great portrayal of one of those moments where you ask about the meaning of it all

  3. Very autumnal, which always seems to be the time of year to bring out these sort of thoughts. You created the atmosphere well.

  4. Dear Laurie,

    I think perhaps our minds all go there at one time or another. Atmospheric and brooding piece. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  5. I try to chase away such feelings and look to the what’s to come rather than what’s gone before – not that that’s very comforting right now!

    Here’s mine!

  6. A very atmospheric and reflective mood. Perhaps there is a serious decision to be made and the walk in the park is needed to clear the mind.

  7. Nice walk along philosophical avenue, Laurie.

  8. You’ve certainly drawn a grim picture here. Excellent use of words.

  9. A nice introspective piece, Laurie.

  10. Nicely composed. Enjoyed it.

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