Lugubrious – 100 Word Wednesday


Image Credit: Andreas P. via Unsplash

Pastoral scenes reside in our collective imagination.

We are not safe under cover of dappled light, shaded forest. We walk, my daughter and I, through the land of my youth. She knows not her danger, ill aware of her surroundings.

Beauty belies the wolves soon to surround us, engulf us in their steely gaze. These wolves, be it beast or human, care not for her frailty, thinking only of their hunger for my life to fill their bellies.

It wasn’t always like this. My juvenescence spent luminously lazing in summer breezes, while the autumn of life finds us viciously hunted.


Written for: Week 4 – 100 Word Wednesday

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7 thoughts on “Lugubrious – 100 Word Wednesday

  1. Oh but I am sure there is something very deep in these words, the discovery that the world of your youth is no longer there to experience and we have to adapt to the world of our children….I like that you made me think about your words…

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  2. There comes a sudden halt in life like this that makes us realise our age more than at other times, and then we move on to the peak of the sinus curve. Loved that i could get such delicious words here! Amazing story all connecting nature and our immortality I felt.

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  3. Very enjoyable. You’ve captured the feeling of the adulthood transition between innocence and experience well. That knowing below the surface there lie things (sometimes within us) beyond our control which may not always be benevolent and yet we strive to always protect our children from it.

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