Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Part 3) of the entries for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge” Week #22.
Today I’m featuring a contribution from Entry 3) By 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.
THE BINDER IS OLD JUST AS I AM ALSO OLD WE ARE BOTH WORN OUT TATTERED, TIRED YET EMBRACED BY STRAPS OR YOUR LOVING ARMS. OUR SKINS ARE WRINKLED TORN, FRAGILE, SCARRED, YET HOLDING US TOGETHER WHILE HIDING SECRETS, LIES, AND DREAMS NEVER REVEALED TO OTHERS. NOW THAT I HAVE PASSED, ONLY GOD’S JUDGEMENT MATTERS BUT I PRAY YOU WILL LOVE ME WITHOUT CONDITION ACCEPTING MY HUMANNESS. READ THE WORN PAGES KNOWING THEY COME FROM MY HEART WHILE BARING MY SOUL SO YOU WILL KNOW WHO I WAS STILL LOVING, ACCEPTING ME. WHEN YOU CREMATE ME, DO THE SAME TO THE BINDER PUTTING OUR ASHES IN THE GROUND OF THE OAK TREE TOGETHER, FOREVER MORE. ~~~~~ Karen may be contacted here …
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