Prompt: A New Life | Word Count: 1000 | Genre: Narrative Fiction
I remembered the warmth of the hand that held me. Soft and delicate, it placed me into a cold, dank depth. It buried me there beneath the soil.
Of course I was filled with questions in the dark underbelly of Earth. Besides the occasional worm that tickled as it wriggled by, there was little to do but think. What was I there for? Was dark all there was? Perhaps I imagined the brief and long gone light from before? I might have gone mad if it wasn’t for a frequent, hopeful occasion that always came when I most needed it: a song.
It started as a hum, always followed by a beautiful flow of nutritious water. As time passed- however long it had- the sound came closer. The hum turned into incoherent verses and then into partially tangible lyrics, eventually accompanied by other voices.
“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear, how much I love you…please don’t take my sunshine away.”
“Please, momma, sing it to me again.” A new, small voice added to the ending melody.

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