The plump moon was concealed, blanketed by the thick night clouds, but the area around his park bench was bright enough beneath the glow of the midnight streetlights.
Uriel stared down at the delicate flowers in his hand. Renewal. Humans simply didn’t know how good they had it.
This newest assignment was considered quite prestigious, and Uriel should have been grateful, but he had long since grown weary of the endless watch. Century after century, nothing ever changed. Humans, with death hanging over them, had endless opportunities to renew themselves… but what of him?
This piece of flash fiction was written in response to:
- The Sunday Muse #248;
- Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: ‘renew’;
- Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: ‘plump’;
- Word of the Day Challenge: ‘prestigious’;
- Your Daily Word Prompt: ‘watch’;
- The Daily Spur: ‘assignment’;
- Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #300: ‘midnight’
50 thoughts on “The endless watch”
I love this
💝🙏🏻 Jennifer 🙏🏻💝 ~ thanks! How are you?
I am doing alright, thank you for asking. How are you?
Glad to hear that 😀
I’m good ~ just busy… all this poetry writing makes it hard to get my work done 😉
☺️ It’s a difficult balance to maintain.
Tell me about it!
Very philosophical and deep in thinking of the human kindness that can go wrong owing to human greed and lust for power. Best leave the politicians alone. If only they don’t cause wars and dissentions. Great write David!
💕🙏🏻 Hank 🙏🏻💕 ~ thank you!
Nice story, David! We should be grateful for the opportunities that every day brings to us.
💖🙏🏻 Elizabeth 🙏🏻💖 ~ exactly!
Seems he should do what he keeps hoping the humans will do! Self-pity isn’t becoming in an angel as powerful as Uriel…
💘 🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻 💘 ~ I guess angels are complicated creatures!
A poem that stirs the mind and heart at once David! I love this my friend!
🧡🙏🏻 Carrie 🙏🏻🧡 ~ thank you and thanks for the prompt 😀
Deep, well penned, great words in imagery and truth David.❣️
❤️🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻❤️ ~ thank you!
You’re so welcome!!! 💗
Wonderful write, David 💙
💙🙏🏻 Paula 🙏🏻💙
oof…to be immortal, but never able to change 😦 It makes me a little grateful that we do have so many chances to change and grow
💚🙏🏻 Jordyn 🙏🏻💚 ~ thanks ~ I agree!
💛🙏🏻 Nigel 🙏🏻💛
Love this story 🙂
🤎🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻🤎
🤍🙏🏻 Richard 🙏🏻🤍 ~ thanks!
👌👌👌Love this !!
🖤🙏🏻 Maggie 🙏🏻🖤 ~ thanks so much!