Thursday Photo Prompt – Never to Return

Each week, a photograph will be posted along with a prompt word.

Today’s word: Returning

Use the image (cover photo) and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Please LINK BACK to the original post by leaving the URL of your post in the comments so Sue knows you have posted, and others can find your work,

My Submission:

It had been far too long. Surely, his family assumed he’d died as they hadn’t heard hair nor hide for almost three years. When the plane went down, the wreckage wasn’t discovered for months, and the bodies were burned beyond recognition. But, he survived.

When he finally arrived home, he stood from afar, watching his wife with her new husband, and his children were thriving.

He debated whether to return, but what he knew was gone. He loved his family too much to throw a wrench into the beautiful life they had developed in his absence.  

25 thoughts on “Thursday Photo Prompt – Never to Return

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  1. Like another reader has commented, “True love is knowing when to let go.” To me, this phrase can both to the new husband as well as the husband that has finally come home. If I were the husband that has finally come home, I would show myself to my wife and kids. Yes, the initial reaction by the family would be a mixed one but why not let everyone have a part in making the choice of who should stay or leave? Furthermore, the kids have a right to know who their biological father is. At the end of the day, even if it turns out that the husband that has come home cannot live with the family, at least his kids would be able to connect with him separately. Life is full of uncertainties – who knows, maybe as time goes on, something would happen to the new husband and he can no longer be with the family. My point is to keep our options open and never say never because we just never know how life unfolds as time goes on. Thing long-term. Don’t make life-long decisions based on just the current situation because situations may change and nobody likes to have regrets in life. 😀

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  2. It reminds me a touch of the CAST-A-Way book/movie – When Tom Hanks returns, he finds his fiance Helen Hunt is married and she said, “You said you’d be right back.” – their life together couldn’t resume.

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