A short story





Ten minutes before midnight. Just moments away from a new year.

She stands in darkness atop a hill, an icy wind chilling her face, her hair streaming behind her. Glancing over her shoulder, she watches another year blow away taking with it broken promises, unhappy memories and shattered dreams.

As angry black clouds scurry from sight a new moon appears spreading a silver carpet of hope at her feet. Her long dark shadow tumbles away into past. 

Suddenly all is calm. She gazes toward the future. Another year arrives.  Another chance to start her life anew.

15 thoughts on “A short story

  1. Denise Dec 31, 2019 / 11:17

    Happy New Year, Keith. The older I get, the faster time flies. I must be having more fun? Maybe she will too.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 1, 2020 / 15:40

      Having fun is surely the key to longevity. Well, that’s my excuse! Happy New Year Denise.


    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 1, 2020 / 15:38

      That’s so kind of you Christine, thank you. Here’s wishing you everything you wish for yourself and more in 2020.

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  2. hilarymb Jan 1, 2020 / 18:04

    Brilliant Keith – spell binding … loved the tale – all the best to you for the year ahead … cheers Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

  3. hilarymb Jan 2, 2020 / 09:18

    Forgot about the 1999 posts! Keep going and you’ll reach 2020 quite quickly … cheers H

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