Maggie from fromcavewalls.wordpress.com has posed a challenge that involves a photo prompt story. We have to use the emotion this story invokes to build two stories with opposite emotions.
Here is my take.
Birth of Joy
For the first time in his life, he was bummed. Being an orphan, he had filtered all strong emotions out of his system, knowing they would only make him susceptible to pain and humiliation. He thought himself above all this.
But the moment, his wife’s cries turned into a baby’s wail, and he saw his daughter for the first time…
Death of Pain
I never asked you to hold my hand
in front of the world who wouldn’t understand.
But never even in my dreams
did you ever abandon me
till death makes us meet.
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