Today, I’m participating in Julia’s Place 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups. The prompt today is:
“…I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you…”
Here’s my attempt. Hope you enjoy.
In the Arms of an Angel
A young man appeared in the threshold of my hospital room. I knew him right away, though I’d never seen his face. Angels, even ones of death, have wonderful auras about them. I clasped my frail hands to my chest and shed a tear of joy.
“You came,” I said. “You heard my prayers.”
“Yes, Molly.” His voice was light as air, sweet as honeysuckle on a vine. There was such tenderness in his eyes.
“Good,” I said. “I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you, please.”
He held me as the door breathed closed. The light faded. Death is beautiful in the arms of an angel.
- 100 Word Challenge – “I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you” (limebirduk.wordpress.com)