Valour and Courage

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PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll

PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll

“Valour is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

“At the end of another long day, and too many more ahead to even think about about, Sam took a moment to gather his thoughts.”
He yearned for peace in his waking hours. The flames were still bright red. Burning for safety. Pebbles rolled along the cliffs and soft sedimentary rocks had eroded away. Sam bent to touch the clay beneath his feet. Gathering his thoughts, he remembered his friends who were injured and those who didn’t come back alive. Numerous friends and comrades who had shown great valour and courage during the war. He knew that the war was over but the cost to people in human suffering was immeasurable.

by brenda warren

by brenda warren

For: Wed Stories, Friday Fictioneers and Wordle #132

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10 comments

  1. FabricatingFiction · November 11, 2015

    Very moving.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. LRose · November 11, 2015

    You are always so clever in the way you pull together 2 or 3 prompts in one post. Thanks for participating!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. patrickprinsloo · November 11, 2015

    A thoughtful response to the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. micklively · November 12, 2015

    Good piece, well written.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. gahlearner · November 14, 2015

    Thoughtful story, and very true insights.

    Liked by 1 person

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