Tantalizing Tuesday (5) The Mask of Love
Welcome to Tantalizing Tuesday, where a group of us Author types get together and write you a 200 word story based on a picture of our choosing. When I saw this picture I immediately knew I would write a flash about it. I know it’s not February, but… This week, I chose:
Original Written Work by ER Pierce ©2012
Photo/Art by the amazing WinterWolf
Cordelia lifted the mask she faithfully wore, her duty to those she loved, and stared into their hope filled faces. She absorbed their pain and frantic energy, slowly, one by one.
She turned her face upwards, closing her eyes and allowed her heart to act as a cleansing conduit. The sorrow, anger, turmoil, and rapidly rolling emotions ebbed and flowed as she consumed their darkness, then filtered light, love and laughter in its place.
She lowered her head and opened her eyes, freneticism coursing through her bleeding veins.
She stepped to her left and held her Sol’s gaze and said, “Nothing you become will ever disappoint me, you are perfect as you are.”
She turned and walked a few feet and stared into the Moons eyes and said, “Love will always protect you and keep you safe, even from yourself.”
Cordelia spun and raised her arms to the field of flowers basking in her wake and said, “Allow yourselves to be discovered. Don’t hide from the rain.”
As their souls were lifted, and their burdens relieved, they walked away lighter and free.
And no one was there when Cordelia stumbled and fell to her knees, sobbing into the earth.
Alone, with nothing but their pain in her heart.
If you’ve enjoyed my exercise in creativity, please follow the links to the other flashers and see what pictures they chose, and read their stories. As always, leave a comment. Comments are like rabbits =)
Naomi Shaw: http://naomisfantasies.wordpress.com
Julez S Morbius: http://morbiussworld.blogspot.co.uk/
Lee Brazil: http://leebrazilauthor.blogspot.com
Sherry Palmer: http://michellechatton.blogspot.ca
Venus Cahill: http://venusbookluvr.blogspot.ca
Muffy WIlson: http://muffywilson.blogspot.com
Molly Synthia: http://mollysynthia.com
Don Abdul: http://don-abdul.blogspot.com/
Kharisma Rhayne: http://www.kharismarhayne.com/
Dianne Hartsock: http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/tantalizing-tuesday-4/
Havan Fellows: http://
Cyril J. Michael: http://
Gemma Parkes: http://
Cassandre Dayne: http://
Bonni Sansom: http://
Ray Sostre: http://
Benjamin T. Russell http://www.incubuschronicles.blogspot.com