When he first left, she felt that she had been tossed overboard. Forced to swim against impossible currents. Paddling with one oar. Surely, she was gasping for air. At best, she could tread water.
If she stood still too long, she could feel a nibbling at her feet. Those predators sent from the deep to test her willingness, her courage to face her darkest fear: Could she make it on her own?
Then as sudden as the tide turns with the pull of the moon, she discovered the means to propel herself through the fierce storm of waves and the deepest of cold waters. With each stroke, the oasis of a new beginning was within sight.
Weary and worn but never defeated, she arose from the surf. Transformed from her journey through the salty brine, she reached the shore. Gorgeous, with the countenance of both an Amazon warrior woman and delicate nymph, she turned and bade farewell to a life laden with lies and libel. Her new path a revolution, a revival and revelation.
#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt
A Free Write Friday composed on a Sunday morning. Thanks to Kellie Elmore and all the other inspirational composers for their continued support!
12 thoughts on “Unchartered Waters”
Never defeated. There is always another path.
Swimming against the currents of real struggle, holding on for dear life at times but always remaining faithful to knowing that a better more whole life was ahead.
You cannot even know how much this resonates with me. It’s like you were inside my thoughts and then you gave me hope. If you only knew. This was meant for me. Thank you. Please, never stop writing. ♥
Oh Kellie! You are most welcome. And I promise to never stop writing! XO
A very inspirational piece of writing here. I can relate.
Thank you Suzanne. The taste of freedom after a long journey is oh so sweet!
I like this. A woman who never stops fighting and who is able to survive. An inspiring piece.
I think it is all about staying in the moment and taking care of what is in front of you. That is how one can build a strong foundation for a new life.
Love the imagery and the strength of the woman, and your words. “countenance of both an Amazon warrior woman and delicate nymph” — so powerful!
I visualized emerging from the water and that is the image that came to me. I definitely felt the power myself!
Inner strength brings victory – very nice Kim!
Thank you Charlene! One has to reach deep down inside one’s self to know the true measure of what it means to be strong.