A Vacated Ache

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 11

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82 – Black Hole 


See if you can explore the science, give it a new twist, write a fairy tale or fables around it, or give it a totally new meaning.

April Writing Prompt #2 – April’s Theme: Death – Ashes and Dust


The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge April 11, 2019

For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Fire.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: smoking:

This fire that burns around

the black hole of my soul

incinerates the aches and pains of

a family love I never came to know

turning them into the death of ashes and dust

to be left in the abyss of space and time

never to return to me again leaving

only the sweet smoking incense of healing

an aroma that fulfills a vacated ache knowing

there is now only a peace from what never was.

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Photo Credits:


For the Elemental Writing Challenge Prompt:  Vasilijus Bortnikas from Pixabay