Progression #25

[Chapter Seven- “The Cemetery” — Part Five of Six]

progression number twenty-five

{To be continued…}

[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]

© 2012 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved

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***[For my subscribers who do not read English]***

1)

Charlotte slowly made her way back through the many rows of the cornfield. She reached the barbed wire fence and ducked underneath it again.

She crossed over to the cemetery and was walking past the last headstone in the row when she noticed a message carved just below the last name-

“THE SOUL THAT SUFFERS IS STRONGER THAN THE SOUL THAT REJOICES”

She read over the words again and tried to decide if she agreed with the message or not.

2)

A life-size statue of the anointed one was hanging from a massive black cross near the center of the cemetery. His eyes were closed and his head was leaning to the side.

Charlotte gravitated toward the statue. She stared up at the crown of thorns and the thin rivulets of blood. The sculpture had been crafted with such care that it almost seemed real.

A sinister looking tree loomed over the dead on one side while a clear blue sky was free from obstruction on the other.

3)

She walked away from the statue and down the gravel road in the direction of her late husband’s final resting place.

“I am heading back home now, Jack.” Charlotte said to the headstone. “I’ll try to make it out here to visit you again over the next couple of days.”

She remained there for a few more minutes, listening to the wind blowing gently through the trees and trying to remember what it had felt like when Jack had kissed her.

“I love you.” She said.

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4 thoughts on “Progression #25

  1. I love that Charlotte re-reads those words and tries “to decide if she agreed with the message or not.” It tells us a lot about her. I genuinely like this character.

    1. Thank you very much! It’s always challenging for me to write female characters, glad that it’s working! Thanks again for reading & have a great week! 🙂

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