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Post 1627. Tuesday October 30




Whilst wandering twixt the trees I came upon a little man slumped upon the leaf-strewn forest floor. As I ambled towards him he gazed at me through tear-drenched eyes. A sorrowful shroud of loneliness hung over his sagging shoulders, his soul as empty as the abandoned termite’s nest against which he leaned. I sensed his pain and knew my charge was to offer him succor to soothe his sadness. I reached into my pocket and flung a shower of shimmering stars into the air. As they fluttered down and settled around him he smiled and as he did, the sun cast off its cloak of cloud and bathed him in a pool of gold. He stood, smiled, turned, and was gone. Never will I know what troubled him, nor need I, for my task was done. I love being an angel!



Word count 144

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting and Yarnspinnerr for the picture of what I hope is a termite's nest!


16 comments:

  1. You are right this is made by a species of termites. Loved your take on this.

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    1. Thanks YS, thank you also for the picture which I'm certain will take us all in different directions!

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  2. Hi Keith - lovely tale ... being an angel and helping others; one could easily get drawn into a termite's nest ... but the termites will be pleased to be able to get on with their lives. Cheers Hilary

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    1. There but for the grace...... Thanks so much Hilary.

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  3. Lovely story, Keith and so beautifully written.
    Being an angel must definitely be a bonus in itself.

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  4. Oh, how i'd love to be able to do such a thing!

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  5. Delightful tale Keith, brings a simple smile.

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  6. Nice little tale about Angels on Halloween. Nice to see you went in the opposite direction to most of us.

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    1. I always dismiss my first thoughts as I think most people initially see what I see in the prompt.Thanks so much Varad

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  7. Wonderful story! That would be a fun job to have! An angel!

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    1. I'll let you know if I hear of any vacancies PJ!

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