Friday, May 26, 2017

Hope

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Dreams, you know, they don’t always work out.  Sometimes they shatter or even explode. 

Kaboom!

In your face and all you have left behind is the debris.  Charred fragments of your heart scattered across what we call ground zero now. 

Yeah that’s where we are and it’s not a pretty sight.  You stand there wondering how do you ever survive this?  This wasteland of shattered dreams built with your sweat and blood.  Might as well pack up and go home now.


But in the midst of that rubble you see it, that delicate ethereal piece radiating beauty.  Hope springs anew.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

Hey! I am back again after missing the last few editions after having surgery on my hand for Carpal Tunnel.  In some ways it was good to get a break from typing away at a keyboard and have an excuse to watch TV.  My entry this week is probably not fiction but more like hundred words of musing.

To read the other stories this week click here.  

16 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    Alas, there's a lot of that kind of musing going on this week. Love the song. I hope your recovery is complete.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Getting there, thanks for your wishes Rochelle.

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  2. Loved the promising whiff of hope:)

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    1. Thank you Dahlia, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. Very good take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you for your comments Christine.

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  4. Wonderfully done – well painted devastation with that little bit of hope shining bright. Really enjoyed reading this, and keep re-reading.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Sarah Ann, I am glad you liked it.

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  5. Hope is the thing that keeps us all moving forward.

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    1. It is indeed. Thanks for reading and commenting Linda.

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  6. Nice and positive as your approach to CT syndrome.
    Be well.

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  7. Love that hope in the end... I recently went through surgery to the eye... so I know about seeing new hope..

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    1. Thanks Björn, here's hoping for the best.

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  8. I loved "Charred fragments of your heart scattered across...ground zero." But he hasn't lost hope. Good writing, Subroto. I hope you heal quickly and completely. Welcome back. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne for your good wishes and comments.

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