Saturday June 18, 2011
I'm linking up with Jenny Matlock today for Saturday Centus. You'll see Jenny's button at the bottom of the post if you'd like to link up anytime this week.
Today's prompt is "within the stone." My 100 word offering follows.
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Within the stone that surrounded her spirit lay all the hurts and fears of life. She could barely hear through the barrier, impervious to both jeers and blessings. She sat, palms on the cold stone, bleak as always. A tremor ran through her hands as she first felt a tap; a faint chipping sound followed. Her heart lightened; it was happening again. Someone was out there; someone cared.
Far from an annoyance, the melodious tapping carried her closer to her rescuer. Stones crumbled, light filtered in. Momentary fear was banished by the familiar gaze – the eyes of her father.