Hello everyone and a warm welcome to PART 6) of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” WEEK #20
Today I’m featuring the contribution from Karen Ingalls.
Last week I set the following Challenge:
Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing. Maximum word count: 750 words.
Here is the image prompt and Karen’s Tanka contribution.
THE EMPTY SADDLE THE BREAKING OF DAWN OF YELLOW, GOLD, AND PURPLE PAINTED BY GOD’S HANDS SYMBOLIZED NEW BEGINNINGS AFTER A STORMY, SAD NIGHT. THE EMPTY SADDLE WHERE SHE ONCE RODE HER HORSE, BABE WITH ME BY HER SIDE IS NOW SLOWLY LED HOMEWARD WITHOUT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. I STAYED BY HER SIDE I HELD HER COOL AND FRAIL HAND, I KISSED HER SWEET LIPS THEN SAID GOODBYE TO MY LOVE ALWAYS TO LIFE IN MY HEART. WITH EACH NEW SUNRISE I GAZE UPWARD, SIGH, AND PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO LIVE EACH DAY WITHOUT HER ‘TIL MY SADDLE IS EMPTY.
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