Abundant Love–dVerse Prosery #3

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Abundant Love

A ray of light broke through the blinds in the motel room, awakening Jasmine, who found herself alone with the scent of cheap alcohol and smoke. Twenty-five ones were piled on the nightstand beside her. A note, written on a napkin, said, simply: “Thanks. It was okay.”

Jasmine dressed and fled into the early morning light. Shades of pink awakened the horizon. Down the street the bells of her childhood parish sounded 6:00AM Mass. Tears streaked her face as she snuck into the back pew, hating herself for who she had become in order to raise her baby.

Father Patrick, the old priest who had baptized her, came and placed a gentle hand on her shoulder. Surprising herself, she poured out her pain, telling herself, “You will love again the stranger who was your self.” Once again, God’s love held her so very close.

Linked to dVerse Prosery #3–a Flash Fiction of exactly 144 word. The prompt, however, requires not more than 144 words.

Rembrandt: The Prodigal Son. Public Domain.

9 thoughts on “Abundant Love–dVerse Prosery #3

  1. Tournesol says:

    Such a moving story you have painted and I can’t help but say paint because you write so beautifully!!

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  2. The beginning seems to be the deepest point in Jasmine’s life and this is the beginning for her to find her way back… it takes a helping hand to get back from such depths, but you have to want it as well.

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  3. kim881 says:

    I love the way your piece begins, Victoria, with a ray of light – and then you put me into a scene with which I’m unfamiliar, but I know what it’s about. I’m so pleased she had a safe refuge to go to with her pain.

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  4. What a powerful line, Victoria, and what a touching manner to express it within! ♥️

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I could feel both the tension and the relief vividly. (K)

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  6. “You will love again the stranger who was your self.” Ohhhh that line is from the poem Love After Love!!!

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  7. Sue says:

    Oh, well written

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