Reflections – 100WW

Image Credit: Matias Larhag

Title: Reflections

Source: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 11

Word count: 100 words

She signed the document and the shouting, the arguing, the accusations, the blame and humiliation became things of the past. The self-doubt, the insecurities, the hurt, the betrayal and the miss-trust remained. The pity in other eyes left scars on her soul.

Her life was perfect once. Like the postcard view, calm, serene, beautiful, carefully cropped to hide the horrors of the truth. The pen altered her reality, leaving her at a crossroads without a map, without direction.

Wounded, ruined, cast into despair, she cradled a small ember. The spark she had protected. Now she coaxed her phoenix to rise.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

9 thoughts on “Reflections – 100WW

  1. this was a beautiful interpretation of the photo prompt, serene in its own meaning. the pen altered her reality – I love that so much, often times even left at a crossroads with no direction it is more liberating than being tied to binding contract. Lovely and so moving Jo!

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  3. What a wonderful perspective – the water separating the two, the pen dashing it all. Time for new beginnings and starting over. What a wonderfully strong and self-reliant subject. Bravo! I see Act II on the horizon 😉


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