The Human Spirit – Sunday Photo Fiction

After a lengthy break I am back for another stab at Donna’s Sunday Photo Fiction.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of
less than 200 words based on this picture, below, which this week is supplied by Michele Blanche.

© Michele Blanche

Click here to hear the writer read his words:

The Human Spirit

The human spirit is astonishing.
I am constantly amazed and impressed at how resilient people are.
Very ordinary people, I mean, just folk off the street.
They endure all sorts of ghastly treatment, and still have this fierce desire to live.
I have seen men, and women, some very young, some quite old, face terror with surprising courage.
I have seen them with fingers or toes removed.
I have seen them with hands missing.
I have seen a man with his leg amputated above the knee, still strong.
I recently spoke to a youngster who refused to submit to his fears despite the loss of an eye.
That is why I say the human spirit is astonishing.
And why I try to measure it.
You understand, yes?
I hope you are comfortable.
It really won’t hurt that much.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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5 Responses to The Human Spirit – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. God! and and I thought you were capable of goodness! How mistaken was I. Ceayr, need i say anymore.


  2. Oh that took a sharp turn


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