This weeks Friday Fictioneers 100 word ‘writing challenge’ for those who want to participate is the following photo prompt: _______________________________________
The rocky beach was his safe place. The place the ten-year-old came when they were fighting at home. Alone, he would sit on the pebbles, his back against a log and cry. This summer has been especially hard. Ever since his brother died, his parents drank constantly.
He spotted a fragment of a wasp nest amid the pebbles. It too was useless and forgotten. The boy marveled at its perfection. Discarded yet wonderfully made. He remembered the words his Grandmother used. “You are fearfully and wonderfully made” she would say as she hugged him. He smiled. He felt better knowing somebody loved him.
- Friday Fictioneers ~~ April 19 (jlroeder.wordpress.com)