The Circle

Posted: September 12, 2018 in Friday Fictioneers
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Wednesday-Friday has once again provided an interesting photo prompt posted by our Fairy Blog Mother, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Here are my 100-words.

These are the bones of our people, stacked one upon another to form the perfect protective structure. Time means nothing to us. We come. We go. Live and die, yet we are always here, guarding our children and their children and on and on and on. No one tires of the process. While alive, we smile up at our ancestors. Celebrate their strengths and weaknesses. Thank them for watching over us. We know that following death we will shelter the cheerful and the lost, participate in weddings and funerals through our spirits. A never-ending circle that brings comfort and peace.

 

Comments
  1. Dear Lish,

    Dare I say, a timeless piece. Poetic and comforting. Lovely writing, my friend.

    Shalom,

    Your Fairy Blog Mother. 😉

    Rochelle

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  2. Jade M. Wong says:

    Wow…the tone here wavers between eerie and peaceful. Very interesting take on the prompt!

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  3. neilmacdon says:

    A great sense of place and belonging in this one

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    The circle of life indeed. Profound thoughts.

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  5. This was so comforting. I was waiting for the dark turn and I’m glad it didn’t come!

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  6. Sandra says:

    Serene – that’s the word that sprang to mind. A lovely piece, worthy of more than one read.

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  7. Fascinating take on the photo prompt. I really enjoyed reading this.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  8. Prior... says:

    written like a speech to motivate and encourage – really enjoyed this

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  9. gahlearner says:

    Beautiful and peaceful, these people feel confident and safe. The need for protection shows that they weathered difficult times. Not a bad way to live at all. I wonder if people ever want to break out of the circle. 🙂

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  10. I like where you took this. An ossuary. Great idea.

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  11. I like the ethereal quality of the prose. Very well written.

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  12. I sometimes wonder what my ancestors think when they’re looking down at me. There’s probably a big scuffle with everyone denying my DNA came from them–or simply referencing me as the “oddball” of the family.

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  13. draliman says:

    Truly the circle of life. A timeless piece!

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  14. Abhijit Ray says:

    Yes time moves in circle.

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  15. The flow of the words is wonderful.

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  16. Kalpana Solsi says:

    The circle of life continues with peace and comfort. A very realistic writing.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2018/09/uncertain.html

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  17. We can only hope that’s how it is. Delightful.

    Click to visit Keith’s Ramblings!

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  18. jillyfunnell says:

    Gentle and comforting. So well written.

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  19. pennygadd51 says:

    You’ve imagined this story beautifully, and it’s a great take on the prompt. The rhythm of your prose creates a sense of timelessness. Well done!

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  20. The more I read this story, Lish, the deeper into peacefulness I sank. Sublimely beautifully eerie.

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  21. michael1148humphris says:

    This was great, you brought something special out from the prompt

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  22. plaridel says:

    a hopeful story for the ages. well done.

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  23. A beautifully composed piece Alicia. I felt comforted by the acceptance of the cycle of life so gently described. Well done.

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  24. lisarey1990 says:

    So poetic and beautifully written.

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  25. There are angels in your writing. Nicely done.

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  26. Alice Audrey says:

    I’m suddenly reminded on the scene in Mulan where she goes to pray to her ancestors for advice. Not my lifestyle, but I can see the appeal.

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  27. Dale says:

    I really enjoyed this, Alicia. There was a sense of being at peace with one’s culture, and self.

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  28. Sarah Ann says:

    This is a circle of life that everyone seems happy and content to participate in, knowing what is to come. A though-provoking piece – the thought of having one’s wife mapped and going along with it.

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  29. Laurie Bell says:

    Certainly a timely piece. A circle of life and death. Well told

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  30. StuHN says:

    That had the feel of a gentle litany, said over the body of a loved one. Nice.

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  31. Well, that didn’t cheer me up at all. I shall have to visit the mountain soon.

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  32. I love how you describe the sense of being comforted by those who came before us.

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  33. Poetic and philosophical Alicia

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  34. This left me feeling peaceful.
    Thank you.

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