In Peace

I would like to thank Rochelle for conducting photo prompts every Friday at FRIDAY FICTIONEERS .This week’s photo is shared by Rachel Bjerke. Thank you Rachel.


Copyright – Rachel Bjerke

Here’s my story…

This is the place where Jane and John used to meet.

They were the village lovers. I secretly admired them. My friends told me not to do anything foolish like them or I’ll bear the same ill fate. They were killed because some people in the village didn’t approve of their love or marriage or both.

Walking past the dried leaves and counting each tree my heart sinks into the tranquility of this place. It is my holy grail.

I find peace in the silence of these torn walls. Waiting for someone’s claim it hangs in time and space.

I am a proud witness of its existence as I sit in admiration of its stillness looking at the hidden patch of sky above me.



10 thoughts on “In Peace

  1. You’ve painted a lovely picture of a beautiful and tranquil place, but you leave us with a few unanswered questions. Perhaps you are intending to do a follow up? Why were her friends killed, for instance? Why didn’t people approve of their love/marriage? Of course, you could just be leaving it all open to speculation … 🙂


    • Thanks for reading and commenting on the story, Millie. I wanted to keep that information short and leave space for interpretation by the readers. That’s a wonderful suggestion perhaps I could work on their story next time. 🙂

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  2. This line really sings to me, Norma: “Waiting for someone’s claim it hangs in time and space.” I enjoy, even though it’s cryptic and hinting at sadness, what you’ve done with this potentially melancholy photograph. And it’s a great photograph, by the way, too (if Rachel Bjerke should read this comment!).


    • Now your words are melodiously singing in my ears. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting, Leigh. It means a lot coming from you.
      That sentence just came to me and I scribbled it down before I could forget even a word from it. It’s amazing that everything around it changed except for the sentence.
      Hope you have a good week ahead.


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