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Second Sun #17


She sighed, suddenly aware of the smallness of her own existence beneath turning skies. She yearned for her father to appear beside her, as he had done when she was young, dispelling her fears with words and laughter. But she stood alone; since his passing her fears were hers alone to banish.
Then, in the soft wind - as if carried gently from beyond unknown horizons - she heard her father's words as he stood beside her:
All leaders are alone. It is their curse. But never forget alone does not mean friendless. And that is a blessing which outweighs any curse.

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    Jamie Clapperton 11 months ago

    Lovely last couple of lines. Genuinely inspiring. :-)

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    Christopher 11 months ago


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    Drew Martyn 11 months ago

    Thank you guys, very much appreciated as always :)

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    Frenchie 7 months ago

    I am refraining from commenting as I am catching on 4 months of reading.
    I most probably won’t comment now until number 51 but know that I am thoroughly appreciating your writing skills, Drew.
    I love the wise end quote too.

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    Drew Martyn 7 months ago

    Thanks Frenchie :)

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