Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rainbow

Rainbow over Hollywood

In a life replete with disappointment, Tata Sous-sus could not recall ever feeling so hopeless. Because her hands had become so shaky, endeavors such as needlepoint seemed futile. Because of her poor eyesight, reading had become a headache-inducing chore. Curtailment of her activities had been loosened up a bit, so she was allowed to walk along the battlements of the North Tower where she was incarcerated. This was her sole relief from the tedium of incarceration.

On this particular day, she and her companion, a woman who simply went by the name Jeanne, had just stepped into the fresh air when Jeanne cried out, “Look! It’s a double rainbow! We don’t see very many of them, now do we?”

Tata felt her heart leap in her chest. To her own amazement, she remembered a verse from the bible: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.(Genesis 9:13)

Rainbow over Washington, DC

Published by Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.

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