#AtoZChallenge 2017 – G for Grace

Grace stood behind the tree and watched him approach. The mist was only just beginning to clear. She knew he’d come. He had promised her, and he always kept his promises.

There was a single long stemmed red rose in his hand, the very kind he had given her on their first Valentine’s Day date. When he was near, she could hear him sniff.

“How are you, my love?” he asked, bending down.

After a minute, she saw a tear fall from his eyes. But he didn’t see her, as he kept the rose on her grave and walked away.

My theme for this April is something I call ON SHORT NOTICE. The topic for the letter G is Grace, chosen by me, as said in the previous post. I request you, my readers, to suggest a word with H that might inspire my post for H. I’ll choose one from the options I get, and write on that. I won’t choose the same reader for successive days. Thanks in advance!

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
8th April, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

22 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge 2017 – G for Grace”

  1. I had tears in my eyes when I finished reading. King of Impact.cEach post is getting better than the earlier one. Continue writing in the same mode and have a short story collection published ?

    Good luck Vinu ?

  2. Moving. Guessed the ending though. 😀

    Keep writing. I thought it would be grace. You surprised me with Grace. Good one.

    H for? Holistic? Hindrance? Hearsay?

  3. I love the way you are curating all the posts Vinay! Also, I really did not see that end coming, I thought it was a forever happy kind of story.

    My suggestion for H is Hope 🙂

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