Memorial, Barnsley

#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #17 – Graveyard

This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long, and – every Friday – #FlashFiveFriday at The Indie Exchange.

The idea behind #BlogFlash2012 is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.

There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.

I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.


#BlogFlash2012: #17 Graveyard


There’s something eerie about graveyards at night. Like woodland, they’re not a place I’d want to be when the sun has set but by day there are fewer places that are so poignant and emotional. The lives of others, their names immortalised in gravestones, flowers laid on their resting places by those that have loved and lost them.

Any graveyard is a moving place but something about war memorials hits even harder – the alarming numbers of our brave men and women, all dying far too young and not always for a justifiable conflict.




from Old English graf “pit”; yairden “garden, open place”

Graveyards are special places. They are places of loss and sadness but also remembrance and respect. They are the gardens of the dead and the dead deserve peace and tranquility.


Do you have dessert every night?

Not every night, though we do usually try and round off a meal with something, even if it’s only fruit. Of course, it’s hard to be satisfied with an apple when you have a huge chocolate cake waiting…

Author: Donna Brown Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats. Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'.

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  1. Melina Gillies
    Melina Gillies 3 years ago .Reply

    Wonderful posts I agree that the peace and tranquility in graveyards is completey unique and I too am at a loss to express the powerful emotions one has at a war memorial. Great Job!

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thanks for commenting Melina.

      I think this was a tough post today. An emotional one for so many people.

  2. Lizzie Koch
    Lizzie Koch 3 years ago .Reply

    Lovely posts from you both; full of emotion and respect. xx

    • David M. Brown
      David M. Brown 3 years ago .Reply

      Thank you for commenting Lizzie.

      It was a tricky prompt today but happy with the results.

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