The vista looks grim this morning.

A grey, brooding doldrum.

Without you, there is no sun-kissed upland.

No blissful smile.

I turn away.

The chore of life weighs heavy.

Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt was: Vista. Click on the link to read more stories by other writers.

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22 responses to “SOLUS”

  1. Hari OM
    That’s heart-rending, Iain. Perfectly placed. YAM xx

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  2. I knew that feel all too well.
    Beautifully done.

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  3. “The chore of life”… yes! When you’re grieving, even breathing is a chore. Well done.

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  4. Lovely take on the prompt.

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      1. You’re welcome 🙂

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  5. ‘The chore of life weighs heavy.’ That sums iup the soreness in this story, Iain. Beautifully expressed.

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    1. Thank you, much appreciated.

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  6. Oooh sad! Simple words describing strong emotions!

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  7. It actually kind of looks like that outside here today!

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    1. Hope it brightens up soon!

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  8. Hopefully, in time the sun will reappear.

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    1. It always reappears at some point. Thanks Keith

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  9. Dear Iain,

    There are times like that and you wrote it so well.



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  10. Iain,

    Oh dear, how sad! *sniff-sniff* I’m so blessed to have the love of my life with me daily. I hope I never know this feeling, My good friend Eugenia from Eugie’s Causerie dabbles in poetry and has a lovely community of writers with the same interest. Nicely done on the challenge. Thanks for sharing. Have a funtastic week!

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy, hope you have a great week too!


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