Soul Reacher copyright 2012 Ilyan Kei Lavanway

bittercharm image by piya singh is the photo prompt for the flash fiction story soul reacher on madison woods friday fictioneers, Piya Singh provided the image Bittercharm as the photo prompt for the September 7, 2012 Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers 100-word flash fiction challenge. My contribution for the week is titled Soul Reacher and is posted on my WordPress blog at

Cai knelt as proxy at the alter, eyes closed. Wrapped in the cosmic backdrop of the sealer’s assuring words, Cai glimpsed a distant plight scintillating across a river of time 400 years wide.

Darkness. Chaos. People scattering, lanterns swinging. Carriages jolting, horses rearing. Screams of terror and death. Wives torn from husbands. Daughters ripped from fathers. Brothers fallen. Souls emitting primal cries minds cannot conceive and words cannot utter.

But, he felt and He reached what these souls saw not. Rescued now, on our shores of time, these families without end, eternally reunited, shed joyful tears to the sealer’s words.

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About Ilyan Kei Lavanway

Ilyan Kei Lavanway is an independent Christian author and publisher. He served as a full-time missionary in Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He writes fiction and non-fiction that will stretch your mind mind and resonate with your soul, expounding timeless principles of truth. Much of his writing contains concepts that are unfamiliar to many readers. Lavanway aims to impart eternal perspectives to his readers by inviting and inspiring all readers to explore the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. If readers come away with only neutral opinions after reading his work, Lavanway says he has not done his job. If readers come away without questions they have never before asked, Lavanway again says he is not doing his job.
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13 Responses to Soul Reacher copyright 2012 Ilyan Kei Lavanway

  1. I like the contrast between the pain and peacefulness you’ve made here. I do hope there’s happiness at the end of it all.

  2. Good to know there is eternal happiness Otherwise, it would be pretty gruesome and hopeless. Don’t know what it has to do with this hut and water wheel but maybe I’m missing something. No matter. Excellent work.

  3. 40again says:

    Lots of pain and unimaginable sadness here and finally, peace. Nice

  4. stuff I said says:

    Eternal happiness, let’s hope so. Enjoyed the story!

  5. Eternal happiness. Something to look forward to. Nice piece, Ilyan.

  6. billgncs says:

    the peace that passes all understanding… nicely done

  7. Linda says:

    Confirmation that life carries on after death. Really good way to explain it too Ilyan and I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

  8. John Hardy Bell says:

    I really enjoyed this one. Darkness balanced by hope and promise. Great stuff!

  9. Never experienced this much vicarious drama in the Temple experience, but know the feeling of peace. After 400 years of longing…. Sweet!

  10. Trudy says:

    Your description of the chaos is particularly vivid, and the ending a relief. Nicely done.

  11. yaralwrites says:

    Hope and peace after a long time of darkness I enjoyed it and thank you for stopping by.
    Number 55 this week.

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