Graveyard (#AtoZChallenge)

This is my 9th attempt at the month-long blogging challenge, Blogging from A to Z. I’ve completed it 5 times so far. My theme this year is 7 Sentence Fiction, and the word I’m using for G is Graveyard.

graveyard atoz2018


“Peter, she’s crying. Please check on her,” said Elizabeth, looking at her husband beseechingly.

“I did, honey. I rocked the cradle till she fell asleep again,” he replied, not looking at her.


Peter got up and went to the window, so she wouldn’t see the tears now running down his cheeks.

Around her were blankets, teddy bears, soft toys, books, baby clothes and booties… a graveyard of memories that never were.

Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: Stories | for A to Z 2018.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
7th April, 2018)


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.

16 thoughts on “Graveyard (#AtoZChallenge)”

  1. That was a heartbreaking story. You did well to deliver the required punch with the restriction of seven sentences.

    Just a suggestion though, the title made it easy for me to guess where the story was going. Your title should not give away the story so easily, especially when you know that it’s going to be very short.

    Like your writing style. Good job!

    All the best for the A to Z Challenge. Do drop by mine.

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