30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 30

by bdhesse

Day 30 —Write a short entry that ends with the line, “The silver dust of moonlight settled coldly on the night.”
Lydia pulled up her hood as another tear made its way slowly down her cheek. The cool wind threatened to pull her hood off again.
Lydia walked along the quiet, dark road as she clung to her hood. Slowly, shaking, she made her way away from the dark house.
The night was cloudy and cold. It wasn’t the type of night that Lydia would prefer to be outside, but she had little choice in the matter. Another tear trailed down her cheek as she quickened her steps.
Lydia stumbled as she left the road and began to make her way down a winding trail. She had been here many times before, but not usually when it was so dark out. She slowed down again and began walking more carefully.
She soon arrived at her destination. Lydia climber through a natural barrier of pine trees and bushes. As she emerged from the tangle, she sighed with relief. So long as she was here, everything would be all right.
Lydia walked over to a large rock at the edge of a clear pond. As she sat down, the moon began to emerge from its hiding place amongst the clouds. Lydia smiled as the silver dust of moonlight settled coldly on the night.