PHOTO CREDIT - Jennifer Pendergast
PHOTO CREDIT – Jennifer Pendergast
My body trembled, earth shook beneath my feet.

I threw my reckless young flesh down, blindly trusting in fate,
and went to pieces by dint of emotional weight.

An existence rooted in aversion to pain,
left my spirit wilting, longing for lightness again.

When next it passed by, I pledged no longer to run,
but laid bare my heart, and just let it come.

My soul repelled the sting of old torments, intruders brandishing knives.
I leaped toward freedom, redeemed joys stolen to fill several lives.

A thundering siege extolled my surrender to love’s splendid defeat.
My body sings ecstatically, earth spins beneath my feet.


This has been an installment of the Friday Fictioneers Challenge. If you would like to give the challenge a try, start at Rochelle’s Purple Blog and join the fun.

Here’s the concept: A weekly picture is posted, and the writer is challenged to produce one-hundred (more or less) words of some sort of fiction with a complete plot (beginning, middle and end).

Have fun and happy writing!

3 comments on “A THUNDERING SIEGE

  1. Wow – good story! Super job! Nan 🙂

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