Friday, January 27, 2012


Blog Masters, Angela Goff, Angie Richmond, and Daniel Swensen, and Lillie McFerrin are celebrating their blog followers and writing cohorts with a great BlogHop.

Here's the deal:

Write a piece of flash fiction, poem, or song (300 words or less) using the photo above as your inspiration. Post it on your blog any time between now and when the linky closes. Every eligible entry will qualify for a chance to win one of the prizes listed below. The linky will be open from January 23 through January 30.

Angie, Angela, Daniel and Lillie will read, debate, and decide on five winners for the following:

  • 1st: Fifty page critique by Lillie McFerrin
  • 2nd: Twenty-Five page critique by Angie Richmond
  • 3rd: Fifteen page critique by Angela Goff
  • 4th: Ten page critique by Daniel Swensen
  • 5th: A copy of Steven King’s On Writing

Go Here to see the other contestants.
(I gave up on the linky thing)

My entry:

Guardian Angel

From the very Beginning, The Guardian Angel had adored her Charge. She had stood by her Lady through all life’s joys and hurts. Protecting her from danger.

For the Angel was with her.

But now life had become a slow painful dance. The unseen Guardian Angel stood by the white bed with the family.


She held out her hand once more to save her Charge.

A Presence stopped her. She looked up into His Face and the somber Eyes.

Wait, no. NO...NO!

Sorrow overtook her. She sunk to the ground, falling away from Him.

"Do not grieve,” a deep Voice said. “Your labor of love has not ended but has shifted to a new horizon."

As He spoke, His loving Touch eased the razor-sharp wound in her heart.

Then, a soft cry. The sound of her dear lady, confused and questing for something familiar.

"You must help her,” He said. “You must guide her. For she has a home prepared. As it is for all who come to Me."

The Charge’s gaze captured hers. Both sighed and relaxed, as if joined by an anchoring lifeline. The Guardian Angel stood and held out her hand. Her Charge paused then took the outstretched fingers and allowed the Guardian Angel to pull her away.

Away from the machines and monitors. Away from the hospital bed and earthly life.

Once, her Charge stopped, resisting her pull. Together they looked back at the family weeping in the antiseptic room. Her dear Lady’s loved ones each with their own unseen Angel that hovered and soothed away the bitter pain.

Her Charge hesitated, bit her lip, and then turned. Bittersweet pain caused their clasped hands to tighten. A sigh and then both passed into the Light.

To be with Him.     



  1. Beautiful. Amazing. Perfect.

    I've read a few of these entries these past couple days. I'm no critic - I'm a reader, and yours is the best. I say that boldy and with utmost sincerity.

  2. That was wonderful!!! Yes, yours is the best so far.

  3. I can't stop thinking about this. You have no idea what you've done for me here. I'm linking back to this in my post today. I hope you don't mind.

    1. Jenn, I treasure the gift of your blog and the photos you post. Thank you.

  4. I thought this was beautiful. My grandson died in August and I have always had a picture in my mind of his angel standing over him waiting to take him to God. I believe God put this picture in my mind to comfort me. Your story is so much like that. Thank you.

    1. After a personal event, I thought the same thing as you. Thank you for your kind words.

  5. I sit here in awe. This was so beautiful. Really, I can't say I'll loose myself from your words very soon.

  6. So beautiful. I love stories with angels in them.

    1. And I love your classifications, Tebow Cult Initiate. LOL.

  7. Carol, you outdid yourself. That was beautiful. I love how she recognized her angel by the years that connected them. Also loved the image of the other angels comforting those left on earth.

  8. I came to read this from Jenn June's suggestion. So glad I did. It was beautiful and very moving. I lost my husband 6 years ago and we both believed strongly about life after death. I whispered to him that he was going on the best journey ever imagined and that his mother would be there to greet him. I've no doubt that she was his guardian angel because she died when he was a baby. He wanted to 'meet' her so much!

  9. Aww what a beautiful story! Sure to evoke emotion in anyone who's lost a loved one. Well done! :)

  10. Hello, I came by from Jenn's. Great story. I have several Guardian Angel stories that are true. I never thought to think or their pain or suffering.

  11. Very poetic and emotional. Nice one! :)

  12. I love guardian angel stories. Thanks for sharing - new follower :)


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