Destinies #short prose #flash fiction #amwriting

Our destinies caught inside the lines of my left palm.

With my right index finger, I trace those lines again and again, until I cannot breathe anymore, until my left palm bleeds.

None of us can be judged outside endless flights between continents, outside of our tears and of our love for art, outside of the slippery slope that runs from amitiรฉ amoureuse to deep impassioned love.

One day all of us will have to understand that the past should stay in the past.

That day is inscribed in my left palm together with our pain, and our tendencies toward the kind of love that transcends earthly boundaries.

Excerpt from the manuscript Glass Loversย 

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M)

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66 thoughts on “Destinies #short prose #flash fiction #amwriting

    1. Gina, thank you so much for taking the time to read. Usually I am mesmerized by your writings. Telling me that my writings mesmerize you means a lot. You made my morning.
      Have a beautiful evening dear and all the best to you and your family.

      1. I am going to read some posts for a while, then I got to do other work. Working weekends are the norm for me, Gina.
        Take care

  1. Not being judged outside continents reminds me of discussions (sometimes late at night or over alcohol) about cultural relativism. It also brings to mind conversations about what certain men have done whilst in Thailand. Beautifully expressed Gabriela. Kevin

    1. I am glad that my writing brought back some memories, Kevin. I hope good memories.
      “What certain men have done whilst in Thailand” kind of worries me.
      Anyway, thank you again for the read and the praise, Kevin. Your constant support means a lot to me.
      Have a beautiful rest of the day,

      1. Sorry Gabriela. I meant the stories men (often the worse for drink) tell about their exploits with young women of pleasure (18 plus) in Thailand. The other stuff is horrific and, thankfully I’ve never come across aanyone who has spoken to me of such things. I’ve never been to Thailand, although I do know people who have. Apologies if my comment was misconstrued. You to, have a lovely weekend. Kevin

      2. I understood Kevin, do not worry about. No need for apologies. I am glad you read my piece and you think is beautiful. That makes my day beautiful.
        May you have the best weekend ever,

  2. Such a lovely, touching read. We’re waiting for a major winter storm to arrive. I woke up looking for it but all I see are grey skies and bending trees. I feel the need of more sleep and I’m content to rest on the words of this poem. Perhaps I’ll wake again to a winter wonderland. Meantime dream time. Take care my friend. โค๐ŸŒน

    1. Hey Jen. I am sorry to hear about the storm. Make sure you are safe. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. Waking up to a wonderland sounds wonderful. I do not know about a winter wonderland but if it happens I hope you enjoy it.
      Sending you lots of hugs and good wishes.

      1. Well! We’re really in the thick of it now! Blustery winds, blowing snow! Don’t worry I’m staying right where I am, inside, cozy. Luckily I don’t have to go out for anything. Thanks for the hugs! and good wishes they’re always welcome! ((((HUGS))) xo

      2. I am glad you are staying in Jen. Cozy sounds great.
        Enjoy the rest of your weekend

      3. The snow is horizontal and cars are creeping on the road. You bet I’m staying in! Enjoy the rest of yours too ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Indeed, at times it is pretty hard. But..
      Thank you for reading Bo. Oh, you just wrote “wonderfully penned.” That’s a lot coming from you.
      Thank you.
      You guys enjoy the rest of your weekend.

      1. Haha! Not at all. You are wonderful. I did not mean it that way.
        Thank you Bo for your great words. I smiled today for the first time. That means a lot.

  3. I must agree with Niharika โ€œsimply beautifully written.โ€ I feel this piece is also teaches a valuable lesson about leaving the past in the past. Not always easy to do as you use the word โ€œtranscendsโ€ so true. Such a lovely writing and a blessing within. Have a blessed weekend. Always a joy reading your amazing work. Love your friend Joni.

    1. Thank you so much to my dearest friend Joni for her lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      Joni, you always warm my heart with your wonderful words and blessings. You’re right , it’s not always easy to do it but in the end some of us may be able to.
      May you have a blessed weekend filled with love.

  4. I loved this poem, these thoughts, these incredibly expressive and vivid words…beautiful, Gabriela…you have a masterful way of capturing the emotion, then analyse it and finally put it into the perfect words. Very meaningful…
    All the best, hope you enjoy the weekend,

    1. Muchas gracias, Fransisco. I am very grateful for your kindness and your support.
      Your words are warm. Somehow they have a life of their own. It’s cold and grey outside. It rains on my Spanish fountain and I feel like I am caught between two different worlds.
      Again very grateful for your support.
      Have a lovely evening in Valencia.

      1. It is my pleasure Gabriela. Thank you! Although today it is rather warm (16 degrees) and sunny in Valencia, we are expecting heavy rains and winds tomorrow…so I understand.
        Un abrazo and all the best,

      1. Thank you for the love. Thatโ€™s very kind of you . Is your name Seraja?

  5. I’ve loved, a long time, the word transcend (used toward the bottom of the piece thereup ^). It does with itself as it says on its own tin. And it can do with itself a wee while as I’ve, in this piece, discovered a pair of words with which to have a tryst: amitiรฉ amoureuseโ€”the nailing of something for me that’s only ever been a concept.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my piece and for your beautiful comment. Every word brighten my day.


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