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A challenge photograph set for writing flash, I saw an Ocean !

Joseph watched the oceans harsh power battering the land. It reminded him of the battle that his family had resisting the invasion. Images of friends and family dying beneath the crushing force that had attempted to steal the land. Joseph’s sisters had been sent to Ireland, to keep them safe. In hindsight that was for the best.
Now Joseph was traveling the fetch them home, but to what, the family house was destroyed, their farm littered with burnt military items. The stench of death in Mariupol, filled his nostrils.

Photo © Christopher Humphris
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  1. Dear Michael,

    I’ll try this again.
    If it’s an ocean you saw it’s all good. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking at, it’s what you see. 😉
    Will anyone be able to return home. Sensitive story. Well done.



  2. You’ve written a well-constructed story, Michael, and it tugs at our heartstrings. I hope Joseph and his family are able to rebuild in Mariupol.

  3. It’s heartbreaking to see what the Ukrainian people are going through and how much devastation and deaths all around. I hope that Putin and his military are charged with war crimes. It’s going to take years to rebuild the country and so many lives. Well written story, Michael.

  4. I love where you went with this Michael. That you focused on the blue in the snow to make you think of the ocean is great. They are going through such hell over there…

  5. A sad situation all round. The only way to stop the war is to concede the Donbas. But this will never happen in the short term, or ever. More hell to follow.

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