Stone Cold

FFAW Louise at The Storyteller's Abode
Louise at The Storyteller’s Abode

Climbing the stairs was easy for Santiago. He had climbed those cold, stone steps a million times before. Today, however, his feet were leaden and feeling so cold. Rushing through the streets of the village breathlessly like a speeding train out of control. Trying to escape. To escape what? Wherever he ran, he was still there. The cutting, all pervasive grief was still within.


Santa was his rose. A beautiful Peace Rose. You know the ones colored pale yellow with pink stripes painted on the petals and around the edges? That’s how she was. Filled with hope and passion. Exactly a balance to his often cynical and hopeless mood. Her heart light penetrated the darkness and now she was gone. Slipping away in the middle of the night. The worse thing was that he didn’t know what had happened. They were to do an autopsy the next day. He asked himself  what could have taken her from him at so young an age. How would he go on?


© Carol Campbell

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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