Even mountains mourn…

Thanks so much to Sue Vincent for taking up the January prompt and for her wonderful response. Enjoy!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Image by Stefan Keller

Long ago, when the world was young, a fire had burned in him, red as hearts’ blood and he had called it love. She had risen beside him, igniting the life within, and their lives had mingled. Deep within his heart, passion flamed and overflowed and from its bright beginnings a land had been brought to birth. A land in which she had been loved and cared for by her children, while he watched over them all in joy and the green earth flourished.

Had he tended them too well? Nurturing their curiosity, encouraging them to explore the nature of a life they believed was their own? Their children had learned new ways and turned away from the old.

Forsaken, they had grown old together. The story of their love was told only as a fairy tale, no more than make-believe. And though their love endured…

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25 thoughts on “Even mountains mourn…

  1. This one is wonderful! (They are all wonderful 😀 ) So sad, but so much emotion in such a short passage. Well done, Sue!

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  2. Teri Polen says:

    You’ve been getting some wonderful responses to this new series!

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  3. Vashti Q says:

    Thanks for sharing, Sue’s story. I enjoyed it. Great prompt.

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  4. Devon says:

    How did you get anyone to do the image? it’s amazing!! Did you have to pay? I love the story too pretty nice. man! I am not sure if I can afford to pay… any tips?

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    • The image is from Pixabay.com, and their images are all free to use. The fantasy/sci-fi selection is amazing. Head over and indulge. I’m glad you enjoyed Geoff’s story, Devon. Whenever you feel like picking up the pen, you can join in on one of the monthly prompts. 🙂 Happy Writing.

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  5. Your story is beautiful, Sue. The ending about feeling her stir… Wow. Loved that. Thanks for sharing, Diana.

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  6. Sue did a lovely job showing the light of love in this piece. I really enjoyed it ❤

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  7. balroop2013 says:

    I like how Sue’s short story touches on veiled emotions…love is indeed an inexplicable emotion albeit many have tried to define it. Having survived centuries of turmoil, it is only getting better! 🙂

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  8. Adele Marie says:

    A beautiful story. xxx

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  9. this is so beautiful, a fine response to this challenge!

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  10. Sue Vincent says:

    Thanks, for sharing, Diana…and thank you for the wonderful image to work from:)

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