Love Built


PHOTO PROMPT © Karen Rawson

‘Love Built’

She loved to be by the water,

said the sound was Earth’s song

So, he built her steps

to make the steep hill

easier to traverse;

and, she did, every day

It was an icy spring

just as the sun set

She climbed the steps

looking up to see him smile

she slipped

she fell


to the waters below.

Wc: 62, title included

Author’s Note: I loved this image so much, and was so inspired that I drew a little something in my TN sketcher, and wrote the original there. Here’s a pic, just in case you might be interested.


C. B.S. McQuinn

This work of fiction is written for  Friday Fictioneer ‘s 100 word writing challenge hosted weekly by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-fields.  Come on out and join us at: Friday Fictioneer ‘s if you’re up to a good challenge, or even a really great read. These little stories are well worth your time! A Huge thank you goes to Karen Rawson for this week’s photo prompt.We’d love to see you around the table.


38 thoughts on “Love Built

    • Thanks, Rochelle. I love watching you work, step by step…it inspires me, and I learn how the layers work. Still haven’t quite perfected it, yet. Keep misplacing my watercolor set. Egad! Anyway, it’s spring, so as soon as I find it and can get out to the park… 🙂 Shalom, Jelli

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  1. I thought you are going to twist this around from the moment I read the first few lines. And once the ice came, I was like ‘Yup!’

    Delightfully evil, Jelli. Loved the sketch as well.

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    • It is said that the road of good intentions…. We never know what our good deeds will bring, but that doesn’t mean we should not do them. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the tale! 🙂 ❤

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