Rochelle’s challenge this week is prompted by Penny’s photo of a room with a calm vibe.

Here is my story.

Diary Entry for May 12th 2019

 MAY 12th

Returned from my final reporting assignment in Syria. My flat is waiting for me, as we left it. I set off from Syria three days ago, though the encounters I  had there are still replaying in my head.

I’ve learned that I can travel away from destruction and carnage but they don’t leave me for days. Foresaw my retirement as reflective and companionable and with you.

Instead I confront the fact of your death, killed in Idlib. Your commitment to witnessing the truth will be my inspiration and help to offset the anguish I feel.


Note : this story is invented, with reference to actual events.