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Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ice

A sculptor's love

By Emmy BPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ice
Photo by Matt Forster on Unsplash

The masterpiece was almost complete. With each strike of his hammer, the sculpture took shape. The night fell early, and snowflakes landed on the icy surface, creating a delicate contrast against the haunting features of the gargoyle. The moonlight shimmered on the snowy ground.

Tomorrow was the full moon, and he eagerly awaited seeing his creations sculpting their own forms in the moonlight. There were now four statues, each representing one element, a tribute to his late wife's love for Wicca. He wanted to honour her, to express his love for her since she passed away a mere month ago.

The final statue depicted fire and intense emotion, with the gargoyle's face twisted in a scream that could break hearts. It symbolised the suffering caused by her sudden departure. The water statue portrayed a nymph, graceful and ethereal, holding a star in her hands. It represented his wife's dual nature, carefree yet tempestuous. Air was a hawk, its beak so sharp that it accidentally drew blood, staining the snow crimson. It embodied the determination and perseverance behind their love. The Earth statue had been the most challenging to carve, but the meticulously carved cherries, connected by a single stem, reminded him of the day he first met Anne. She had shared her lunch like she had then shared his life. Unequivocally.

The following night, he pleaded with the moon: “Please give them life, just as she did me.”

And his statues came alive, dancing with the spirit of their love.


About the Creator

Emmy B

I write some of my truths, and use words to weave stories and ideas together. Writing is a passion and an outlet for me and I hope to inspire, challenge, or simply be a reflection of others's experiences - to make people feel seen!

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  • JBaz3 months ago

    Wow, so hauntingly beautiful, the last two lines tie this piece together.

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