Still need time to get some Real Life things in order before returning to the regular blog posts. BUT…..couldn’t resist this week’s Five Sentence Fiction prompt from the lovely Lillie McFerrin:
Notre Dame surrounded me, swallowed me whole into her sacred depths, the bones of her old pillars holding up centuries-old flesh with strength undaunted. I journeyed into her hushed darkness, her vaulted chest soaring above me while the rustling breath of other souls eddied around me: joyous, worshipful, attentive, their whispers inhaling and exhaling with the pulse of The Lady as she drew us farther in.
Glorious arches lifted in silent ranks on either side, capillaries drawing soul-whispers into candle-lit niches where prayers swirled and sighed, and fed the watchful shadows of countless patient years. But I was drawn deeper into her echoing chest, pulled toward the far end where a magnificent rosetta window – richly crafted with vivid stained glass – pulsed with the flicker of heavy afternoon light.
I stood before the altar, basking in the streaming colors, and let The Lady’s Heart bleed over me.