Dust & Children {trifextra}




It was all that remained, dust and children.  They came out, tentative, afraid the reprieve was just another clever trick of war.   As the hours passed they remembered their feet, they remembered joy.





33 words to tell a story, based on a picture.  33 words to capture a tale.  

21 comments:

  1. How beautiful-loved the last line,it expressed the eternal hope & resilience that the very young never really forgo:-)

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  2. Ah, I like how this turns hopeful at the end (:

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  3. oh MAN. this totally reminds of the scene in Life is Beautiful when the boy finally comes out of hiding to find he actually did win. my favorite movie of all... but it hurts to think about it and watch.

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  4. I love the last line too-what a beautiful way to illustrate the indomitable playful spirit of children!

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  5. What a lovely tribute to kids. They remember joy.

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  6. Children always remember the joy; they are the first to find it.

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  7. This made me think...certainly stimulates the imagination.

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  8. I love the hopefulness in this. The resiliency of children is a remarkable thing.

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  9. This is so lovely! Sad, but edging toward hope. Very well done!

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  10. This is beautiful. I love the quiet sadness of it, with just a hint of hope at the end. Very nice work!

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  11. I really like the way you visualised hope after disaster; great imagery through the words.

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  12. This is beautifully written, and a powerful reminder of the victims of wars. Love the hopeful tone at the end.

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  13. Love the last line linking feet and joy.

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  14. So much territory covered. It's interesting what these pictures evoke from everyone.

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  15. Lovely. And so sad. I hope some of those taller people are some mothers and fathers.

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  16. with only children and dust remaining, we can probably hope for a better future.

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  17. With dust and children there is hope, grown-ups are the real big threat

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  18. "It was all that remained, dust and children"

    I love that line - also "another clever trick of war" - and then the resilience of youth...

    Nice work.

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