The June 1, 2017 prompt from Charli Mills at https://carrotranch.com : In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling content. Respond by June 6, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published June 7). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

 

Tentative Content

Written by Kerry E.B. Black

Like their ancestors, they huddle in caves, but instead of hiding from beasts, predators come from their own blood-lines. They use the caves’ walls as chalk boards, creating places to teach cross-legged children in an attempt to establish some normality for their war-torn lives. From scavenged bits, they craft toys to amuse their little ones. They recite stories and sing nursery songs. Of the little food they scavenge, the best goes to the young. From their faces they try to hide the ravages, turning instead gazes of hope upon their progeny. In their safety they find a tentative content.

Bludan Damascus Syria cave

*Image of cave in Damascus, Syria from Pinterest

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