Lost

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


Lost

Gail D Prentice

 

Sitting alone on their favorite ridge, their home nestled further back on the plateau, Cora stares blankly at what used to be the focal point of their existence, or at least it seemed.  But today was different.

The chill in the air was refreshing and welcome.  The solitude was oddly bliss.  The house that they had worked so hard to build was filled with friends and family who had never been there before.  They ogled the rustic design and revered the scenic views from every window.

Cora stared into the distance but saw nothing.  Drained from the roller coaster chain of events of the last week, exhaustion, anger, and despondency swept over her as if she were locked into a room by herself with no windows or light.

Hopelessness had driven away the joy of living, but in her heart there was still that glimmer of love and joy that had brought her to the top of this mountain from the beginning.  Being alone at this moment was not what terrified her.  She was surrounded by people that loved her deeply and rejoiced with her.  Even though they were just visiting the newly hand constructed home, Cora was changed and challenged to her very core.

Should I remain here?  Should I move back down the mountain to her old home in town?  Should I let a couple of friends move in with me?  A myriad of questions flooded her mind.  It was quite overwhelming.

Having just lost her husband of five years, her soul mate, the love of her life, how could she continue? How should she continue?

Three close friends silently joined for a while then encouraged her with the strength that they knew that Cora possessed.  “You’re not alone and you’re not lost!”


Submitted: May 27, 2021

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