Key to the Pearly Gates of Heaven
I started taking up the 100 Word Weekly Challenge on Laurence Simon’s bloggy. This week’s challenge was “Guard.” Hope you enjoy it!
The Key to the Pearly Gates of Heaven
I cut out my heart and placed it in a stone tower surrounded by high walls. It was safely hidden inside a locked box; camouflaged by lucid dreams and harsh realities. Fiercely guarded by fear and shielded from the world, it could never be hurt. Time and apathy hardened my tower walls.
When I died, I prostrated my soul in front of Saint Peter’s gates and said, “Here! Here, I have the key!”
I proudly took out my box, coveted for over a lifetime, and withdrew my heart. It disintegrated in my hand; rotted from within through years of neglect.