for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto Photo Prompt.
He never meant to be a burden, but so it had been from his unwanted birth ‘til that day.
So out he went into the darkness of a winter’s night …
His mother simply couldn’t cope, poor soul. No fault of hers. He knew she’d be better served without him.
down the road, climbed a fence …
He’d reached out to touch her heart but in vain.
crossed the field and entered the woods …
He hoped that by leaving his heavy load would be lifted from her shoulders.
up a slope, over some rocks …
By the light of dawn, he’d be far away, in another place.
along a narrowing track.
For the first time, he felt able to give her something. Her freedom.
He watched the sunrise …
He felt he’d failed.
then lost his way.
She felt she’d failed.