Scarred with Love


Image by Bikurgurl

Scarred with their love

My heart aches as my eye lingers on the desecration of this picturesque sentry, now marred with the signum of star-crossed lovers. Teens, most likely, ensnared by a fleeting fling, crudely carved letters upon this sacred tree.

Initials emblazoned upon skin, forever scarred with their love, outlives the ember of a flame never lit. Spectral love unlit. Remnants of romance conjure hallion heartbreakers I’ve loved; desire driven actions displayed for a moment of passion.

These rough letters are all that remain.

Caressing blemished skin, ruing the day it occurred, I realize maybe it’s ok: we all want to be loved.


Written for 100 Word Wednesday: Week 159

When I use my own images for our prompts, I often preview post them on Instagram where we can follow each other!

Are you on Instagram? If you aren’t, you should! We’d love to follow you there!! If you are, reach out to us so we know who you are!! Let’s build our writing community both here and across platforms!

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How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin….

  1. Simply check my feed, or search the reader, for the 100WW or tag #100WW, post each Wednesday. I’ll also be posting on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Feeds.
  2. Write your submission on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Feed and ping back to the weekly blog post. Feel free to use the image provided or your own. Please do credit the artist whose image we use — Links provided.
  3. I have not enabled automatic pingbacks due to a plethora of spam messages attempting to link up. Do feel free to also continue posting your links and I will enable your pingbacks as I check my blog. Thank you for understanding!!
  4. I’ll provide a Weekly Summary, or Windup, of posts on or by Tuesday; take the opportunity to read and comment on your fellow bloggers posts {keeping in mind to give each other grace and space}. I try to read them all and post your submission in the Weekly Windup.
  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!

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