Rachael Harrie from Rach Writes has invited A-Z Bloggers and others, to take part in a Challenge on her site for the month of April while the A-Z Challenge is operating.
She is asking for Blogger's to write a short story/flash fiction/poetry/other writing in the comments section of this post. The entry should be based on this picture and should be less than 150 words.
In keeping with the A to Z Blogging Challenge, the entries should also comply with the following, based on the day you write your entry (for consistency, we'll be working in US EDT time):
Sunday April 15 - free choice - no requirements for your entry. Alternatively, for an added challenge, see how many words beginning with the different letters of the alphabet you can include.
I have decided to take up Rach's challenge, and keeping with my theme for the A-Z Challenge I have decided to take on her added challenge (the one underlined above), so here is my entry:
I stood watching Veronica as she sat upon the outcrop of rocks, watching the mist roll in across the still waters, covering the sparkling blue lake like a blanket. As night took possession of the surrounding bushland, I knew that we should be on our way before it got any darker, but I did not want to disturb her as she reflected upon her grief, even though it was ours to share.
Zane, our young baby had passed, the doctors not quite understanding why, gave an explanation which did not suffice, a mysterious illness that could not be named. He had been x-rayed, probed and tested, but nothing identifiable was distinguished by the specialists although, they found him to be suffering jaundice. At least he’d not suffered for long, which gave me some solace, but as for Veronica, she was yet to come to terms with our loss.