It is Saturday, a little but not too late for Friday Fictioneers.  We gathered each week to share our stories of 100 words.  Our gracious host is Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  And this week’s picture prompt from Sandra Cook.  Today I dedicate my story to the memory of Christopher Scott who departed from us a few days ago.  Rest in peace. You made a difference.  You matter.

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright – Sandra Crook

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Sandra Crook


It was high noon.  She went down to the ocean – to the pile of sandals that had washed up on the beach.  Gathering them into the pail, she trudged through the hot sand.

She stopped, breathless and perspiring.  She wiped her face with the back of her hand and saw her footprints behind her.  It was her last day in Africa – her last day at the center of the earth.

Will anyone remember her presence here?  Will anyone care?

She slowly walked on, putting down sandals from the pail – marking her steps across this earth.  She was here.  She mattered.




About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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11 Responses to DEPARTURES

  1. Touching.
    Visiting from Friday Fictioneers

  2. Dear Lily,

    A sweet and touching tribute to your friend. So sorry for your loss.



  3. asarpota says:

    I guess, to some one we always would matter. Very touching.

  4. Lily, We almost always matter to someone don’t we. That someone can be in our past, present, or future. Lovely remembrance of a friend. Well written. — Susan

  5. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Lily, This is a wonderful tribute to your friend Christopher Scott. He was lucky to have you among his close friends. Absolutely marvelous and touching! Nan 🙂

  6. What a wonderful tribute.. Those sandals along the shore.

  7. empeck says:

    This was beautiful, Lily. The sandals add such poignant imagery. So sorry to hear of your loss, but what a lovely tribute.

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