Preservation of Solitude

Preservation of Solitude

PHOTO PROMPT © Karen Rawson

Rose jealously guarded her reclusive existence.  For years she’d lived happily in a shack concealed deep in the woods. But today pegging stream-washed clothes on an old rope-line, something was awry.  She moved cautiously towards the object of concern, tense, her hand across her mouth.  Goose pimples peppered her weathered arms.  She prodded the freshly dug earth, inhaled sharply before shuffling into the ramshackle shed to collect her tools.

It was two days later a body was discovered on the far side of the wood in a shallow grave bearing a cross fashioned from branches and scattered with wild flowers. 

Word Count: 100

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

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38 thoughts on “Preservation of Solitude

    • Clare Hempstead says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Rose discovered a body in her quiet haven and was worried if it was discovered there, her peace would be destroyed so moved it to another part of the woods.

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    • Clare Hempstead says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting. No, it wasn’t Rose. She discovered a body near her home and didn’t want the intrusion that would follow if it were found there so moved it to another part of the woods.

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