Three card short story
Recently, a writing group I joined on the Tarot Guild issued a challenge to write whatever thoughts came to me within a ten minute (plus or minus) span, based on a card that was presented over a three day time period. The cards were: Death, Ace of Cups, and Justice. What follows is what I wrote for each card, within the time allowed, and unedited. Oh Death Card—what are you trying to tell me? Am I going in the wrong direction? Do I need to cast off my fears—the ones that are holding me back from living? Do I fear you, or do I fear myself? What dark secrets am I harboring in my soul? I want to see the light. I want to start anew. I want to move forward into a brighter, kinder life. One with love and light, with friendships and unselfishness. I want to embrace life with all it has to offer. I want to spread this light to others, so that neither I nor they ever have to fear your darkness. You will never conquer me as long as I believe in loving the world we live in, and loving myself. My emotions are overwhelming me right now. I am about to cast off my old life and begin a new one. I fear the unknown, but I am choked with emotion and excitement of what is ahead for me. This is the beginning of a new, spiritual awakening inside of me, and I am fearful, giddy, and anxious to spread joy and love to the world, and to my world. My cup overflows with energy. Just as the waters flow purely from the mountains, I feel the inner peace of the flowing waters in my soul. I am ready to welcome the new life I have chosen. I have finally reached a compromise with myself—a balance between the best of the old me, and the blossoming better of the new me. I have reconciled my past errors, my past fears, my past inhibitions. I will no longer judge myself by my previous actions and life. I have learned from those errors and trials. I have paid the price of things done wrong, and the acknowledgement of things done right. I believe that the future ahead will be one of trust, balance, and fairness from/to myself and from/to all I encounter.