Some found the thought unbearable and couldn’t bring themselves to do it, though like thousands of others, they’d traveled to this sacred place intending to release a burden.
With trembling hands, one man attempted to place his smart phone on the tiny boat of light.
A young woman approached. “You can do it,” she whispered.
“I can’t!” he cried, grabbing the phone. He held it up to take a picture. “Beautiful. I’m sharing on Facebook.”
The woman walked to the shore and took a stranger’s hand. “Beautiful, isn’t it?” she said.
A thousand lights twinkled in the stranger’s eyes. “Indeed.”
Friday Fictioneers is a compilation of writers from around the world who gather online weekly, guided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge? To write a story in 100 words or less based on a new photo prompt.
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