Friday: fiction in fifteen – a canopy of promise

canopy

http://wp.me/p45h2I-6yF picture by paul militaru

Snow seems to be everywhere these days….I figure that if I can’t get away from it, I will write about it!  So here is my fiction in Fifteen:

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A Canopy of Promise

Snow covered branches form a canopy of protection over the trail carrying my feet toward a hopeful future. I step carefully upon its rock strewn surface, remembering the shaky beginnings of this chapter of life. The struggles were a fading distant memory, but ones that I dared not forget, lest they be repeated and the lessons learned – forgotten.

The lengthy hem of my cloak dragged upon the uneven earth, and caught mercilessly on exposed rocks, creating tears, like those of my heart freshly healed.  Its blood red velvet closed around the wounds, sealing the evidence, as did the blood shed upon the soil of my life.

My hands lift the heft.

Step carefully.

Remember.

Trees thin and open wide to reveal a hopeful expanse. A white edifice grows from the center, reflecting a promise kept, if only I step upon its foundation.

Feet sure.

Breathe.

Smiles greet mine and hands reach for my cloak: the torn and mended heart which I shed gratefully, revealing a pure white promise, one worn upon my transformed life.

A new road lay before me. One of sacrifice and trial, but also of receiving both truth and love. Each step forward proclaims commitment, and trust. But mostly a faith in the promise made. A promise from God… and man.

My man.

With each footfall my heart remembers the love. Each step taken, renews the commitment. And at the end of the trail, a new one begins, and I fall to my knees in supplication. A desperate prayer for a desire to serve the one I love, and the strength to see it through.

To shed the “me” in favor of the “us”.

One.

Forever.

No matter what.

This is the promise that I hold in my heart.

And it feeds my soul.

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Thanks for reading!  If you would like to read more, I have a devotional running on a beautiful life that speaks to the wisdom of dating and its power for a renewed commitment. I would love for you to stop by there and be filled!  Read it here: http://wp.me/p2zb9s-1ZE

Now it’s your turn!  Set your timer’s to 15 minutes and write from your heart!

 

 

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