FFfAW: Sullied Structure

Credit: Joy Pixley

Belinda had given up on life. With just a couple of months to live, why bother waiting for the inevitable?

So, just as the sun started its ascent, she set off towards the Bridge of Death. No one in that town knew why it had been given such a name. Some said death followed you once you crossed over, others spoke tales of disease and ruin.

It stood isolated, with no feet having dared tread over it for decades, until now.

Hesitatingly, Belinda stepped upon the crumbled pathway.

Suddenly, the first sliver of rays caught her eye and as they poured down upon the pristine lake, she stood mesmerized by the shimmering wonder below.

Tears stung her eyes as she marveled at nature’s beauty and as the soft breeze gently caressed her face, she felt the anguish in her heart dissipate.

The bridge was her sanctuary for months, until her cold body was discovered. But unbeknownst to the whispering townsfolk, the slandered bridge had willed Belinda to live her remaining days, enveloped by the solace of nature.

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31 Responses to FFfAW: Sullied Structure

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    It’s lovely that she was able to die with peace and solace. A magic in that bridge for sure or perhaps death or God had mercy.

  2. Although she thought it was the bridge of death, the bridge renewed her ability to see beauty in nature around her. Beautiful story! This story was very engaging!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice story, I liked the twist of the bridge of death actually being a kind and peaceful thing. Well done.

  4. Joy Pixley says:

    Interesting twist, that the rumored bridge of death helped her enjoy the last of her life.

  5. Mike says:

    I like how your story illustrates that in the face of death someone may find peace.

  6. Joyfrida says:

    Interesting twist that the bridge helped her to go peacefully… beautiful
    story.

  7. Michael says:

    Very good SW enjoyed your take on the bridge…

  8. Beautifully written. I so like your closing words.

    My story is called The Stranger

  9. Shivangi says:

    Nice story with a positive ending… I am glad she died in nature and beauty although she was homeless and alone. Too good!

  10. draliman says:

    That’s really lovely 🙂

  11. Curious question – did they discover her body on the bridge? Love how you made it tragic, but hopeful at the same time.

  12. Singledust says:

    i feel somewhat comforted that she found a place of solace, no one needs to be alone and sometimes its not humans that give the comfort she was looking for….nicely written leading to a peaceful end

  13. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story! Things are not always what they appear to be and for her, the bridge was a Godsend in her last days. Enjoyed this. 🙂

  14. I wonder what troubled her initially.

  15. I like the change of tone at the end. Is there a deeper message for we who profess to be humans, i wonder.

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