Thursday, 26 May 2016

Suicide
Waves
                                                                                  Photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
He looked at the waves. Were the waves as angry as he was? The thought surprised him.
He felt that the waves were in fact joyous, and were trying to reach him. The waves were surely ignorant of his resolve.
He had let down everyone; but more so his happy-go-lucky daughter. If only he had been more caring and less indulgent of her.
He knew he couldn’t change himself. Even if he could, it would not bring her back. He had caused her death. He must now pay for his sins.
He looked at the rocks and closed his eyes. 
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A post for FridayFictioneers on a picture prompt and
Word prompt- happy-go-lucky, ignorant, joyous.

Word count 100

32 comments:

  1. I hope he opened his eyes again safely.. i think waves can be joyous and tell us..just hold on a while longer.. an honest and thought provking write

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    1. Thanks Jae, but sometimes the load becomes too heavy

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  2. Sometimes joy doesn't bring the best results.

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  3. Surely there must be other ways to pay for your sins. So much to ponder upon.

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  4. how sad I'm sure that if she could speak to him she wouldn't want him to do this.

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    1. but we think only of our load and not what others would want of us, thanks

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  5. Suicide is never a solution... i feel that... well written though

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    1. but still people commit suicides, thanks

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  6. Very sad. Living would be a much better atonement for him. But you never know where depression leads you, there is no rational arguing with it.

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  7. You could have written the second chapter to my piece. Suicide is a sad end to someone who should have been helped earlier. I read earlier this week (as we were touched by a suicide in our street) that more people die by suicide in Australia than by car accident. So sad and we need to look at how we can deal with this.

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  8. I can empathize but not condone...

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  9. Heartrending that he's depressed, blames himself for his daughter's death. and intends to take his own life because of the guilt. He needed professional help and didn't get it in time. Great description, IB. ---- Suzanne

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  10. There is real sense of hopelessness in your tale. Living as I do very close to the spot where more than 20 people a year do exactly this, you words have a ring of familiarity about them. So sad.

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  11. Some things are inevitable.

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  12. Well crafted. The guilt comes through.

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  13. Very sad, Arora. Hope he'll reconsider.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  14. I doubt it's the best of choices... though I guess there are things a father can to his daughter that make it justifiable.

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