The Light

Photo Credit: Bjorn Rudeburgs

The intense sun beats down on my skin and burns like fire. My body aches but I must not give up. I have to try and live. The bruises and sores scream with pain from his continued beating, and I ache for it to stop. My mouth is parched and feels like dry cotton. I gasp for more air. Breathe. No, I must run!

I hear a brook and taste it's cool water quenching my thirst. A heavenly white light is calling me, showing me the way on this incredible staircase. I must go now… Finally, no more pain.

~~~~~~~~~~ 100 words ~~~~~~~~~~

My submission for “Friday Fictioneers” sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple. This week being hosted by Dawn, author of, “The Day After.” Our assignment this week is to write a fictional story using the photo prompt. The story must be 100 words or less.





27 thoughts on “The Light

  1. someday that familiar white light will come to each and everyone of us. goethe felt it with his dying words, “more light! more light!” and with steve jobs saying on his last breath, “oh wow. oh wow. oh wow.” something to look forward to, eh?

    • Thank you Rochelle! When I was writing this I wanted it to have a happy ending, but because of the subject matter I decided against it. I wanted it to be a message to women to get out of that situation before they are killed.

  2. Priceless, You’ve written a story of release at last from abuse. It’s the release many of us hope for in time. With that meaning, it’s indeed a happy ending, and it looks as though she more than earned it. Happy Holidays! 🙂 — Suzanne

    • Thank you Suzanne! The ultimate bliss I hope we all experience one day…until then, a warning for women in abusive situations to get out of it. Thank you for reading and commenting. I hope you have a very wonderful New Year and 2015.

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