It's the Weekend Wordle at A Prompt Each Day. Of the ten given words, I have used these nine - paradise, short, pyre, door, sea, name, humble, alive and hundreds.
On the opposite bank golden flames flickered. I watched transfixed, humbled by the solemnity of the family filing past the pyre which enveloped a lifeless body as it passed through the door to paradise.
I watched the remains being scattered in the flowing muddy water amid hundreds of swirling colourful petals and scraps of gaudy fabric as they started their short journey to the sea.
I knew not his name. I know nothing of him. The mourners have left now but flames flicker on, a sign that maybe he’s alive in spirit, but in a better place.
My piece is inspired by an actual incident I witnessed whilst in Nepal. It seemed disrespectful to take photographs at the time, so I took just this one after the funeral was over.