In the Arms of an Angel – 100 Word Challenge


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.