This Too Shall Pass

*****Previous installment of Vivid Black – Posers and Imaginations


Henry’s desk was never welcoming, but today it was away from the press, Ray, and the murder scene. Less than 24 hours and an inches thick file waited. He wanted to see what was in Sarah Jane’s possession when she died so he started digging.

Minutes passed and he looked down at papers recklessly strewn across his desk, realizing he had no idea what he had seen and forgotten what he was looking for. Hand fisted to rub his eyes came away damp with tears. He told himself, this too shall pass.

For now, he grieved the vibrant life lost.


Two prompts for one post.

Lance’s LeeRoy gave the song “This Too Shall Pass” by OK Go as a musical inspiration


Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge gave the word “Possession”


6 comments on “This Too Shall Pass

  1. Chelle says:

    Great way to pull two prompts together.
    “This too shall pass” is one of my favorite sayings. Liked how you cushioned his emotions with the saying.


  2. barbara says:

    grieving is tough – it will pass, but it is tough while it’s here. I hate that we still have to go through with life things when we are grieving. Good take on the prompt.


  3. Tara R. says:

    The two prompts fit neatly together. Having to sort through a loved one’s things after death would so difficult.


    • debseeman says:

      This one more so since Sarah Jane is the chief detectives daughter and loved by the rest of the crew. Painful and Important task because he has to compartmentalize his grief and his job.


  4. Cameron says:

    oh, those moments when grief steals your thoughts…


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