Writespiration #90 – Burnt Edges

Another interesting prompt from Sacha Black this week.

burnt edges

That’s what I want you to write about this week. Burnt edges. Maybe it’s the edges of paper, or burnt memories. Whatever you choose, include burnt edges somewhere in your piece. Write no more than 200 words.

So, here is my entry…

Gingerly she picked up the remnants of the fire. Mostly it was just ash left behind but there was one piece of paper that had stubbornly not burned fully.
It was a photo, and her favourite one ironically.  They looked so happy in it, smiling into each other’s eyes.
What had happened? Wasn’t she good enough? Could she change anything?
Her friends had said that this fire would be cathartic, she would feel fantastic after purging him from her life with the aid of these ‘ceremonial’ flames.
They had offered to be with her, to sit there and throw insult after insult at the bastard, as she dropped all these memories in to burn, but she thought it would be better, just her and a bottle of wine for company. Then she could cry as well as let her true feelings out.
Looking at the photo, she felt it was a sign. She would keep this picture,  and every time she felt herself weaken, she would look at the burnt edges of the photo, and remind herself why she had to walk away…

22 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Sacha Black
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 14:09:05

    wows, this was emotional. Thank you so much for such a beautiful entry

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Deb
    Jun 03, 2016 @ 03:07:28

    Fantastic! Love that she is keeping it as a reminder to stay strong and focused…and what it represented…a place she wanted to move on from.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. elementhealing
    Jun 02, 2016 @ 04:10:15

    Sometimes the only thing to do is walk away. Great entry.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. jademwong
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 17:24:35

    Lovely blending of sadness and poignancy. Great job on the prompt!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Erika Kind
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 16:49:22

    Oh, this is heartbreaking but also so touching. You are an amazing writer. You touch the heart of the reader, Sis! Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. syl65
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 15:17:18

    Great writing Sister!

    Liked by 1 person


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