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
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.