Hope Waits

For eight years, no one left and no one came on the bare platform. Finally, when hope was not even a word, there was a phone call, an offer. Could this haunting reminder of his past now be a vision of a future to another?

He met the perspective buyer and unlocked the giant wooden doors. Greeted with cobwebs along with a lifeless, malodorous climate, for a moment he was caught in the current of its despair. There, he stared upon the unwashed footprints, still embedded in dust, from the last performance in the great hall.

As no one expected the doors to close so suddenly, neither did any expect them to reopen. In a few short hours, his life would change direction, his debt would be paid and he would begin moving forward.

Where hopelessness seats you is where hope will find you.

Dversepoets.com, it is another “Prosery”. No more than 144 words in a flash fiction story including a given line from a poem. The line is “No one left and no one came on the bare platform.” The line is from the poem “Adelstrop”, by Edward Thomas.

I wrote exactly 144 words. ( Hmm, I wonder why it closed?)

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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16 Responses to Hope Waits

  1. Bill Bentley says:

    This is great Mary!


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  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    As an ex-actor, saddened by the closing of theaters and the lights going out on Broadway, this piece resonates with me. So far no one else has picked a theater; good job .

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  3. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done, Mary.
    I love the punch line: Where hopelessness seats you is where hope will find you.
    So very true!

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  4. Ah! That closing is so apt! Felt like a door opening!

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  5. World within the world coming to an end. Covid-19 certainly closed many doors. Other doors opening may be not so obvious.

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  6. I suspect it doesn’t take much for theaters to close in this day and age, the idea of one being reopened is a bigger twist.
    “Where hopelessness seats you is where hope will find you”. I love this line (it may have to get used in a sermon). Hope will win. Thank you
    The Lonely Recluse


  7. Though it has to be sad with a theater gone silent… it has feel like freedom when you are no longer tied to the debts.


  8. “Where hopelessness seats you is where hope will find you.” such a beautiful sentence, I need to remember this when things feel overwhelming.. Reminds me also of the lyrics to a Diablo Swing Orchestras song ‘Tap dancers dilemma’; “Only those truly lost can be found”
    Thank you for the story.


  9. gillena cox says:

    Very interesting. I really like thst endline
    Easter Blessings



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