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Tartu, Estonia photographed by Vasil Penchev

Dear Readers

Ever since my MA days, I have enjoyed giving statues voices, letting them tell their moment in time story. So when I was peg manning around Estonia and came across this couple in the rain, how could I resist?

Hope you enjoy.






Kelvin M. Knight

Loneliness retreats at her touch. The feel of her skin brushing mine, the press of her body against mine – loneliness never stood a chance.

‘My love,’ I say as she melts into me, ‘you make me feel so… so…’ Lost for words, I twirl my umbrella.

She smiles. She giggles. ‘And you, my love, make me feel so… so… alive!’

Stretching up to kiss me, she lifts her right leg. Such a tender kiss, her lips reacquainting themselves with mine. After the longest time, she nestles into my chest.

’I love you.’ Her voice sparkles. ‘Always have. Always will.’

I open my mouth to respond and everything turns dark, then this rain turns torrential. If this were a movie, something ominous would be about to happen.

‘Let the heavens open!’ Pulling her closer, I never want to let go. ‘With you by my side I am not frightened of anything.’

(150 words)

The above story was written in response to the What Pegman Saw prompt, which this week took us to:


To read the other globetrotting contributors’  stories inspired by this week’s prompt, please click the la’al blue frog below.


First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

16 thoughts on “A LOVERS’ EMBRACE

  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Gorgeous description. You’ve looked at the statue with an open heart and written what you see, and it’s simply beautiful. I particularly like “Her voice sparkles” with its mixing of sight and sound, and the connotations with champagne and fireworks and diamonds.
    One of your very best stories, Kelvin!

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