Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100-word flash fiction challenge, with a photo prompt. This week’s wondrous photo comes from Shaktiki Sharma. For more information on how to participate, or to read the other great stories in the collection, check out Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog Addicted to Purple. She herds cats every week, and makes it look easy. As always I welcome honest, constructive feedback. Please leave a comment.
The Temple Divine
“Close your eyes baby, and just breathe. Clear your mind.”
Anya sat still, her mother’s hands firmly on her shoulders. She inhaled slowly, deeply, then exhaled, trying not to think about the others.
“Now remember this: there’s all kinds of beauty, and no one is perfect. God created the deep blue ocean for one person’s heart, and a simple desert rock for another’s.”
Breathe in; breathe out.
“Every pattern–– every shade of color out there, makes someone’s heart sing. You need to look in this mirror, and see that your ebony is no less perfect than the deepest emerald green.”
(Exactly 100 words)
* * *
KAPOW! I didn’t meet the 2016 goal for Likes on the Tales From the Motherland Facebook page; missed it by 14! So this year, I’m not setting a goal. I’m grateful for each Like I get. Have you stopped by to spread some fairy dust? Follow me on Twitter, LeBron James does (yes, for real)! Most importantly, if you like a post I’ve written, hit Like and leave a comment. Honest, constructive feedback is always appreciated. Click Follow; you’ll get each new post delivered by email, no spam.
©2011-2017 All content and images on this site are copyrighted to Dawn Quyle Landau and Tales From the Motherland, unless specifically noted otherwise. If you want to share my work, I’m grateful, but please give proper credit and Link back to my work; plagiarism sucks!