100 Words Challenge – Pillar

This week’s entry into Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge is something of a continuation of last week’s. The story has gone on further—which will make those who few who wanted it to very happy. I like the way they play off of each other.

Pillar

He hurried home after an intense village meeting. Pulling his collar up against the cold, he saw the shivering old lady lying in her spot on the corner. He thought back to the talk at the men’s retreat about getting back more than you imagined when you give. He stuck his hand in his pocket and dropped the coins he found in her cup. When she heard the jingle, she opened her eyes.

“How far the great do fall,” she whispered, her eyes glistening.

He fell to his knees, placed a hand on her shoulder, and wept with her.

“Mother.”

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