Written for the word prompt: 

As she walked into the church, she could tell the storm was coming. It was cold and had already started to rain. How appropriate for the occasion.

During the service, it rained hard, with thunder and lightning all around. She couldn’t remember the last time it had stormed like this. Though it can be a little unsettling, it’s also so calming, too. She felt like she was in a fog, a nightmare of the worse kind – so unsettled.

Nothing she heard sounded right, whatever it was they were saying. She felt cold and numb. She was sniffling and shivering, was she getting sick? She had already lost her voice the day before. Finally the service was over, and the storm had passed, and the crowd headed out to the parking lot.

The smell of the air, its freshness & earthiness, the petrichor cleared her mind, and a small smile tried to creep in. Then she saw them bring out the tiny casket. The attempted smile disappeared, and in an effort to not focus on the coffin, she thought petrichor is such a depressing little world to describe something so cleansing and refreshing, as the tears began to roll down her cheeks.


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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kellie Elmore
    Jun 23, 2014 @ 13:27:30

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is lovely. Your prose, so rich with imagery and emotion. I adore your style and look forward to reading more from you.
    A pleasure to have you join us for FWF. Welcome! Please visit us again next week!
    xo Kellie



    • ~ Sadie ~
      Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:58:36

      Thanks so much Kellie – in all honesty, not sure where that came from, as that was a bit out of my comfort zone. Really enjoyed it though, & definitely plan to take part in FWF again!!



  2. martha0stout
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 15:40:12

    I have to agree with Kellie. That was very touching to read and I hope that you post more with FWF.



  3. charlypriest
    Oct 09, 2014 @ 10:28:26

    I remember doing this FWF for Kellie, I knew I saw the word petrichor someplace and couldn´t place it until I started reading, and a very good read by the way.

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