FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER 2-3-2017

 

 

FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER

The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Thursday morning, February 2nd. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)

This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, February 10th, 2017.

door

He paused, hand on the doorknob, not sure he really wanted to enter. Entering meant returning to his past, stepping away from all he’d learned and acquired, all he’d become, to return to a world of darkness and pain which, in the long run, he wasn’t sure he’d ever wanted to leave. One step inside and his world was a different world, good or bad; he’d never know until the knob turned and the door swung in on the remnants of his left-behind life.

Was this what he wanted? To draw back the curtain on a time he’d much rather have forgotten? When all he’d gained; all he’d found, loved and even lost lay on this side, in the sunshine? Loss was a part of life; familiar as his own skin, his own heart and soul and memory.

How could he be the husband he wanted to be, needed to be, without stepping inside? Not knowing was to navigate the rest of his life blind.

Taking a breath, he stepped inside, allowing the door to close behind him. Cast into shadows, lost, unless he somehow found the door on the farthest side. To walk through pain, and beyond, was to survive.

Step after step after step.

And then, another.

 

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6 thoughts on “FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER 2-3-2017

  1. so many good men stumble because the lose sight of the dream they built for two, when one half says enough and the other is still stuck in the past – every word you wrote has such deep meaning to it , and there’s more beneath this story – I am just chipping away at the second coat. thank you for this.

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