The Greatest Secret – Chimera 66 #3

The Greatest Secret

Josephina placed Paulo’s lunch beside the beakers and kissed his cheek.

Paulo ate without tasting as he worked. His mind sought only the secrets of alchemy.

Years passed, and Paulo learned little. Then one day, he held their first child in his arms. Josephina smiled at him, and he gazed into his son’s blue eyes. At last, he realized, he’d discovered the greatest secret of alchemy.
Each week, It’s time for the Chimera 66 word challenge at Grammar Ghoul Press. This week, the word prompt is: Alchemy. I hope you enjoyed the story. Look here for more stories based upon the prompt:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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12 Responses to The Greatest Secret – Chimera 66 #3

  1. R. Todd says:

    What about changing the last word from alchemy to… all?

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    • EagleAye says:

      Interesting idea. It’s good, but I want to stick with the alchemy theme. I still think the emergence of a human being from a single cell is the most amazing “alchemy” possible. I do like your idea, though.

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  2. Beautiful message and insightful use of the prompt. Good one!


  3. Tony Lovell says:

    I really like your take on the prompt this week. It’s a beautiful and powerful ending to the story. As a person who longs to have children, I relish in the joy Paulo finds at the end!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Silverleaf says:

    Wow, very moving. What a departure! You do moving very well 🙂


  5. Michael says:

    Awwww. That’s nice.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. greenmanwood says:

    Great truth here. Perhaps someday soon you’ll experience it first hand… 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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