A Shelter For Forgotten Souls

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….


 Copyright –  Liz Young

I built a sandcastle in the sky, just to spite the world. Pretty little thing, perched on a white cloud. I see it now for what it is…a deceptive miniature lighthouse, taunting me from above.

As my limbs succumb to frost, I contemplate the tenebrosity that stretches before me, wondering how long it will take for my sandcastle to crumble.

Generosity always comes in small amounts, so my mind tries to embrace this inability to feel his harsh hands removing my clothes.

I will keep you safe, he said.

Lying naked, I am not exposed. Because, underneath my skin lies pain.

68 thoughts on “A Shelter For Forgotten Souls

  1. Such a fantastic, well-written piece and I particularly loved the opening, especially building hte sandcastle in the sky. I live near the beach and sandcastles are by nature so ephemeral and I could just picture that sandcastle falling down to earth through the clouds…splat.
    Such heartache.
    I hope she finds a path out of the darkness.
    xx Rowena

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  2. Seems we went in similar directions this week, Loré. I found this photo so very haunting, as I’m sure you did. It’s not a happy photo, to me, and I think you’ve done a great job of capturing just what I saw too. The music, as always is a bonus. I hope we get to hang out one day; something tells me we’re kindred spirits. xo

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  3. I feel so much better seeing many needed to look up ‘tenebrosity’. I love the word. And, I love learning new things. Thank you for that and for an interesting story on coping with pain. It’s the moments of touch that bring pain to the surface for people to face. I enjoyed this so much.
    Sorry for the late response. I’m trying to cathc up with everyone.
    Isadora 😎

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