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Daily Post Prompt: Island

LIGHTHOUSE WITH FOGThe fog’s especially heavy tonight. I can’t see three feet past the door, so I guess it’s a good time to stay inside and write this letter. The lighthouse on the island has sounded the foghorn every two minutes for hours now.

I haven’t been back to the island since that night. In some ways, I wish I had moved away when you did. I’m sure it’s a lot easier on you not having to look out across the water and see that island every day. I know the spot is overgrown now, but I can still pick it out as clearly as if we’d left a marker. And hearing that blasted horn blow every time the fog moves in really gets on my nerves.

Tonight it’s as thick out there as it was the night we buried him. I often wonder what would have happened if the fog had lifted in time for someone to see us digging the grave. But, of course, that wasn’t likely to happen. Once the dratted stuff moves in, it clings to us like a shroud for hours on end.

I wish you were sitting here with me, sharing a bottle of our favorite whiskey. I hate being alone with my thoughts. I’m always chilled and shaky when there’s fog. It feels as if something’s choking me. I wonder if that’s how he felt as we tightened that rope around his neck until he stopped breathing. I know if I could hear your voice now, you’d tell me to stop being so fanciful.

I wish you were here with me. I hate fog.

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13 thoughts on “Daily Post Prompt: Island”

    1. The theme is Ecto, and the basic font for the text of the posts comes with it. The font I use for the header is considered a “premium font” and comes only with an upgrade. Actually, in my case, I did not pay for the upgrade, but because WP made some major changes in some themes a few months back without warning us — and really messed up how my site worked as a result — they gave me that upgrade free to compensate for the trouble the changes caused me. The title of the font is Bree, and without the upgrade, I don’t think you’ll see it in the list offered by Ecto. But I use this theme for my church’s website as well — which does not have the upgrade — and the list of font choices is quite long anyway, so I bet you’ll find one you like.

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