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She sat on the stoop

New life

By Pauline FountainPublished 4 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
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She sat on the stoop cradling her swaddled granddaughter. Even now making a statement. The first girl; breaking a tradition.

She sat bewildered at how this little one’s father had died.

Her son.

The fatal crash where he was technically at fault. Yet dash cam footage of others held a premonition. There would soon be a victim.

Her son made a statement.

This little one; her soul connection.

The first in the bloodline to finish high school. University.

A celebrated artist known for his specialty: ‘Ephemeral art.’

What’s is death?

Existence extinguished?

Devine ascension?

Transition to light sent skyward?

She chose light.

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About the Creator

Pauline Fountain

Writing combined with photography provides me with a creative outlet to reflect with meaning on my life.

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 (Rapid Cycling) and Complex PTSD.

My son’s gentle wisdom furnishes me with the gift of hope.

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  • A. Lenae4 months ago

    Oh, the pain in this is so carefully woven. But the choice that one can make- even after surviving such loss -feels inspiring. Lovely writing.

  • Gina C.4 months ago

    Sad, but soo beautiful. I loved the ending. 🥹❤️

  • Very well done

  • Your story had a poetic touch to it. It was sad and so well written! Also, I loved your photo!

  • Cendrine Marrouat4 months ago

    Very sad, and yet, I sense hope. Thank you!

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    Heartfelt and sad. I believe truly in premonition. We should listen and heed life's messages. Very well done message here. Sons are great.

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Fabulous!!! Loving it!!!💕

  • Sandra Tena Cole4 months ago


  • Canuck Scriber4 months ago

    Beautifully sad micro fiction, luv it.

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