The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Terrie Leigh Relf
During the before times, we knew our ancestors buried their loved ones in the sea. We didn’t understand this, but acknowledged their choice, if not their wisdom. For what seemed like forever, we would cast our loved ones on a sacred pyre with fragrant herbs and spices, scatter their ashes on the wind.
how sand shifts
beneath our feet
a moment of silence
Perhaps it was after the flood times, when our village divers began to discover ceramic vessels with intricate patterns, bringing them to shore. Our Elders gathered, reached out to touch these vessels, knowing what waited within.
released at last
the spirits of our ancestors
and so we are reborn
Fiction © Copyright Terrie Leigh Relf
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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