The Ruins – Mondays Finish the Story and Whirligig 18

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Whether” by Alfred Corn: anger, lagging, stride, vein, silver, thunderheads, nonsense, extravagant, joy, chalk, topmost, clear

Ruins – © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Ruins – © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with:

“Where did they go?” I asked, as I followed his stride up to the topmost part of the valley. We trailed the mountain-lion tracks and watched from remote plateaus as distant puffs of cloud built into towering thunderheads.

“This used to be a big construction site,” he said, in anger. “When I was working as a labourer removing lagging from pipes in the basement for 5 years, I was exposed to large quantities of asbestos. The rest of the workers were exposed and suffered, too. In the end they closed it.” He said clearly, the sun reflected his silver hair. He looked at the ruins one last time.

For: Mondays Finish the Story and Whirligig 18

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10 comments

  1. Priceless Joy · August 11, 2015

    Wonderful story! It’s a wonder he doesn’t have Mesothelioma from the asbestos. You really hit it out of the park on the two challenges with this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. thecoastalquill · August 11, 2015

    Well done.. amazing blend of the two prompts!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. babso2you · August 11, 2015

    Well crafted LadyLee! Thanks for writing again for the MFtS challenge and be well… ^..^

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Tastyniblets · August 16, 2015

    Great story!

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