This picture has a lot of inspiration packed into it. I made the mistake of reading a couple of entries and now have to see what new twist I can make on the same prompt. I usually don’t read until I’ve come up with my own. Now to let go and see where the creative river takes me.
Word count: 101
“No man ever steps in the same river twice – all things are in flux like a river.” Elmer said quietly to himself.
“What you going on about?” Opal shook her head. “Old coot.”
He looked at the river, knowing his own feet had stepped there, younger feet, back when his world was new.
Heraclitus had it right. His life barely mattered and any impact would wash away like a footprint in the sand, gone before the next foot landed.
“Don’t forget to shut that damn window. You’ll catch your death.”
Nodding faintly, Elmer closed his eyes, hoping for just that.
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© Erin Leary