Lake Delusion

100 Word Wednesday: Week 11

Image Credit: Matias Larhag


It was where we fell in love—I did, anyway; lovely Shangri-la, waters which reflected our private world, mirroring happiness and thoughts of forever.

I didn’t mind that you were older—you made me feel like a woman of the world, and you said I kept you young.  Every day shimmered…the nights, oh how they shone.

Then you were gone—winter descended, became an icecap on passion’s volcano.

I’ve returned only twice since your death.  Peering into the lake, I see an old deluded relict* staring back—tears rippling down her rippled cheeks, like mourning rain unrestrained.


(*relict, archaic—a woman whose husband is dead, especially one who has not remarried)

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11 thoughts on “Lake Delusion

  1. Pingback: Wind-Up Week 11: 100 Word Wednesday – Bikurgurl

  2. What a sad tale, but now that you’ve laid it out – the image seems cold and empty. What a tale you’ve woven – be it sad – it is so moving. Thank you for joining us again this week ❤


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