Soul Searching (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/16/18)

(Photo by Radina Valova @RadinaValova, #photostorychallenge host) The weight of the winter sky pressed against our skin and settled into our bones as we trudged through the forest, shoes completely buried in ankle-deep snow. Marching at a steady pace, I inhaled to catch my breath, searing my lungs with that cold fire that felt like … Continue reading Soul Searching (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/16/18)

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These Lovely Ashes (One Shot)

Precious memories boiled and blistered before her eyes but she could not turn away. She had to look on. Sear and seal the memories into her mind where the fire could not reach. The walls, now charred beyond repair, began to bleed black shadows that inundated the room. Darkness lapped at her feet, hoping to … Continue reading These Lovely Ashes (One Shot)