NaPoWriMo: Footprints By the River

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Footprints left in the sand there

The only trace left of her

Her body gone, lies ensnared

Sunken deep, it doesn’t stir

 

We’ll sail on the river,

We’ll sail far from sight.

 

Hands around her slender neck

What happened to love always?

Silly fight after their trek

Jealousy was set ablaze.

 

We’ll sail on the river

We’ll sail far from sight.

 

We’ll sit round the fire at night

On this trip, we’ll laugh and love

We’ll make wishes on stars bright

Side by side, we’ll gaze above

 

And we’ll sail on the river

We’ll sail far from sight

 

Come with me, he said smiling

we’ll sail on the river wide

she found him so beguiling

She longed to be by his side.

 

And we’ll sail on the river

We’ll sail far from sight

 

For her, a ring he had bought

She melted, love in the dark

They met at the party, she caught

His eye, rolled at some remark

 

And we’ll sail on the river

We’ll sail far from sight

We’ll leave footprints here

And we’ll disappear.

 

NaNoWriMo, Day 28  The challenge was to write a story backwards from the ending to the beginning.

I used the Secret Keepers’s writing prompt 

Words: Trip /Fire/ River/ Eye /Melt

Secret Keeper is still trapped under the Red Screen–I hope the rescue comes soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Footprints By the River

  1. intriguing challenge…on the first read through, kept expecting the piece to return to the beginning (the plot’s end) in some fashion — such are the expectations we bring to what we read and see.

    splendid expression of the feelings we travel back in time, the refrain “And we’ll sail on the river / We’ll sail far from sight” becoming more haunting as the plot becomes more cheery.

  2. I agree, the use of the refrain adds a haunting element but also carries us through the reverse story, like a river current.

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