Let’s go get that lighthouse!

‘It’s really far,’ he said, his wrinkly eyes losing the dream like his fading vision. ‘It’s not Dad, it really isn’t,’ I placed my hand gently on his bony shoulder. His trembling, paper-skin hand tapped my hand, acknowledging the gesture, as if that was enough.

I took the picture placed on his lap, gave it one more look and said, ‘Let’s pack our bags and go get that!’ My 80 year-old father wished to capture the ancient lighthouse twinkle on camera again, 60 years after he first clicked this award-winning photograph. In his thoughts, he travelled the distance, and smiled with renewed hope.

Written for Sonya  3Linetales. Photo: William Bout. Under 100 words.

Alka Sharma

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. OOH, this is amazing! Makes me want to dream now! You did an amazing job in responding to this prompt, but then again. You always do 🙂

    Thanks,

    – Ainsworth, Xx

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    1. Alka Sharma says:

      Thanks this is what I love!

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    1. Alka Sharma says:

      Thanks Jadanner! Gratitude !

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  2. N says:

    So beautiful ! Inspiring and full of love.

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    1. Alka Sharma says:

      Aww thanks ! Gratitude

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  3. Lynn Love says:

    Lovely story Alka – such a great idea, dad returning to a sight of triumph, bringing a feeling of closure, maybe? Nicely done

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    1. Alka Sharma says:

      Thank you so much! Your encouragement means a lot, you inspire me !

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      1. Lynn Love says:

        My absolute pleasure Alka. Such lovely work 🙂

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  4. Did well for the prompt.. 🙂 a very nice read.. 🙂

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    1. Alka Sharma says:

      Thanks Prakash! How are you doing ?

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      1. Good and fine.. 🙂 Hope the same there! 🙂

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