Forging ahead with fictional endeavours: ~ Write a life on a page and hurry not to its grave; abhor not the coming age, for eternal is the next page. ~ Read what you will, I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I do writing.

Leap of Faith Part 2


Sunday Photo Fiction entry.  Part One is here.

Helga boxed Elendra’s possessions; face a frozen mask. Despite summer drafts; Helga was entombed in winter drifts. Her hand fell on Elendra’s ‘hidden’ diary. Bewitched by it’s siren call, she flipped through the last entries.


Mary wants to teach me. She says the visions and the voices are gifts. I tried to go to Mary, but the Cops forced me home. The locks are back but you’re acting too ‘normal’. What are you planning…


Meals taste funny today. Eric came for dinner; said it tasted fine. His probably was. Mary’s been quiet today. I need to go, can’t sit still. Eric has been soothing. Offered to take me somewhere tomorrow.  You looked relieved…


Mum, I’m going to live with Mary. I’m sorry you’ve suffered. Please tell Eric not to blame himself. You can have that ‘normal’ life. I’ll be free to live.

Helga dropped the diary. Tears streamed as her frozen mask melted. As though snow melted, buds of emotion grew once more.


Comments on: "Leap of Faith Part 2" (9)

  1. I am definitely hooked.
    The way you described her emotions coming back is wonderful and vivid.
    This sounds very intriguing, did she have special powers?

  2. Looking for answers in the third part 🙂
    Though I’m guessing you’ll leave us with more questions.

    • Conundrums wrapped in enigmas. 🙂 I don’t mean too. I probably wouldn’t leave quite sooo many questions if I weren’t writing flash fiction.

      • I’ve stopped worrying about word count. I let the story tell itself.

        I’ve stopped going to places where there is a strict limit. And have warned other prompt hosts of what I do – do. I generally do stick to one page though. And that too is tough. 🙂

  3. I can tell this is an excellent story but my brain is misfiring and I’m not getting something. Is the diary like she is actually talking to her mother? Is Helga her mother? Who’s Mary? This is where I am lost… The ending is wonderful, I do get that!

    • As julespaige pointed out in her comment I like leaving more questions then answers. There are subtle clues in the diary, but a general knowledge of psychotic states/ dealing with them probably helps.

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