99 words exactly – Prompt – “White Flowers”
During a season that is supposed to be about the joy of life, giving and goodwill to Man, we should also take a moment to reflect on those who have lost, are lost, and will continue to lose in the future.
It was six Christmas Eve’s ago he had identified the body of his hard times friend. Closing his eyes, Jack could still see Rodney’s gap toothed grin after they had constructed their last blue tarp cardboard palace together.
Jack tossed the Chrysanthemum on the grave and watched it disappear into the fresh snow.
Maybe it was my recent re-read of Steinbeck’s “Tortilla Flat”. Or maybe it was today’s NPR piece on the Homeless Vigil held in Portland, Maine around Christmas every year. Toss in some white flowers and there you have it, something to write about.
Whatever reason ya’ll have for celebrating, please enjoy it, savor it, and carry it as far into 2018 as you can.
Cross posted at Lostin the BoZone, Too