A Surpassable Peace


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I stand here, staring at the stony path which leads to the gates of the convent and beyond.  A peace which surpasses all understanding fills me.

After living at the convent for ten years, I no longer wanted to cloister myself so I decided to leave the order.  This was after much prayer and fasting.

It feels strange, though.  My head feels bare and I can look down and see my feet from the knees to the ankles.  I feel free, liberated.

I cast one last look around me before I start walking towards my new life.


97 Words

This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields For more details, visit Here.  To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

19 Responses to “A Surpassable Peace”

  1. Jelli Says:

    A very interesting perspective with this one. Great story that left me wanting to see where her new life will lead.

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  2. Iain Kelly Says:

    A good choice for her I sense, I hope she makes the most of her new freedom.

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  3. rochellewisoff Says:

    Dear Adele,

    I love this perspective. The apprehension, and the strange feeling of freedom. Well done.



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  4. Dale Says:

    I love this, Adele. She got what she needed and then went out into the world. Nothing wrong with that.

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    • notestowomen Says:

      Thanks, Dale. Yes, she live her life as a nun and now she has decided to reenter the world. And you’re right, nothing is wrong with her serving God in another capacity and at the same time experiencing life in a different way.

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  5. granonine Says:

    Beautiful write. I have a friend who did just what you’re describing, and she has had a wonderful ministry for many years.

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  6. David Stewart Says:

    That would be a big chance in lifestyle. Some might be called to live in a convent or monastery, but it definitely isn’t for anyone. Great story.

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  7. Jade Li Says:

    Walking away from but walking closer to God.

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  8. Abhijit Ray Says:

    One joints a convent to attain freedom. Getting out of the convent may temporarily give freedom to body, will mind be free? It will adjust itself into a new routine and new rhythm.


  9. Brenda's Thoughts Says:

    I hope all goes well for her as she follows this new path. It’s a good sign she feels at peace. Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Violet Lentz Says:

    Excellently told. I am glad she was sure of herself enough to follow through when she knew it was time to leave.

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