Forever Love

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Forever Love

January 27, 2012 Writing 33

Bottles drained of poison were clasped in ancient hands. They’d promised “Til death” and now with their legacy complete,  it was death they greeted, hand in hand, their love shining from their souls.

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33 Responses

  1. Carrie says:

    Ahhh, Romeo and Juliet perhaps?

  2. Only 33 words and yet brilliant.

  3. columbibueno says:

    Yes. Good old death! What would we do without it?

  4. Sarah says:

    Beautiful. I’m sure all true love wishes to greet death together rather than separate.

  5. barbara says:

    Sadness 🙁 in life, at least. Joy in death. 🙂

  6. jesterqueen1 says:

    I like the ancient hands — gives the story a sense of timelessness.

  7. Satu says:

    It made me think of Romeo and Juliet, too. Well played!

    • SAM says:

      Thanks!!! I'[m having issues commenting as “wordpress” or with my open id, but I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed your piece.

  8. Lance says:

    beautiful,….the ultimate romance and proof of love

    Great one

  9. shah wharton says:

    Oh, why is it we love the tragedy of love sometimes more than the glory of it? At least in fiction. 🙂 Brilliant. X

  10. Every word. I loved every single word. Great job!
    Came from the WOE linky. And now I’m checking out this writing prompt.

  11. karen says:

    You know, there is a sweetness in the fact that some lifelong couples die within a year of each other … this way at least the one didn’t have to wait for the other. If I were old, this is exactly how I would want to slide in to home plate. Enveloped in the love of my beloved.

    Beautiful.

  12. Gina says:

    How appropriate for meeee! I’m reading Juliet by Anne Fortier right now. It perfectly sets the tone.

  13. Gina says:

    So appropriate right now for me! I’m reading Juliet by Anne Fortier at the moment. Sad story but sometimes love stories are!

  14. Tara R. says:

    That was stunning. A powerful 33 words.

  15. Amelia says:

    I loved this!

  16. Katie says:

    I loved this. “Their love shining from their souls.” What a beautiful, haunting line. This is one that will stick with me for awhile.

    • SAM says:

      I am going to try to participate in the flicker of imagination prompts more often. I’m trying to balance writing to prompts and not writing to prompts, but perhaps what I need to do is write to both on a daily basis.

  17. Rachel says:

    Oh I really enjoyed your take on this prompt! I think that would be a beautiful way to leave this world beside the one you spent your life with! Awesome what you did with just 33 words. Came over from Trifecta!

  18. trifecta says:

    Thanks for joining up for our first Trifextra challenge. Ahhh, the quintessential love story. Beautiful. If you’ve got to go. . . 🙂 Come back on Monday for our new prompt.

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