FFfAW – The Cruise

My wife and I have been saving for a cruise for years. We were determined to go on a cruise in 5 years so we scrimped and saved until we finally had enough.

A week before we left I became very ill and would have to postpone my side of the trip. I didn't want my wife to miss out on something she had looked forward to for 5 years. I convinced her she should go without me.

I had mixed feelings when I saw her off. I felt sad for me but happy for her. I already miss her.


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Thank you Ted Strutz for our photo prompt this week!

 

 

This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

 

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FFfAW – The Empty Bench

Julie and I came to this bench in the park almost every warm Sunday during our 48 year marriage. I have a lot of fond memories here. We would bring a sack lunch and after we ate we would feed the birds and enjoy being outdoors and being together.

Julie became sick and we found out it was an aggressive cancer. She died six months later.

I continued coming to this park and would remember my beautiful wife, Julie.

Then I became sick with cancer and I died ten months later.

Now, Julie and I are together again…

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Thank you Wildverbs for our photo prompt this week!

 

This is my 98 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW – Dream Vacation

I was over the moon! Finally, I was on my dream vacation to China. A place I wanted to visit all my life.

My first order of business was to go shopping. So many fabulous bargains can be found in China.

I walked into the shoe store and two gentlemen came over to assist me immediately. They were dressed very well and both were so nice! In fact, they even talked to me in English. I was so surprised!

I asked to try on a pair of red high heels and they immediately brought me the shoes to try on. When I put them on my feet I felt like I was in another world. A world I have never been in before.

Suddenly, the shoes became glass slippers. One of the men turned into a prince and the other man turned into a mouse dressed as a coachman. What is this? I was in the Cinderella fairytale!

I quickly took off the shoes and ran out the door!

Fairy tales belong in story books.


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Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW – Tic Tac Toe

My best friend in the whole wide world, Larna, was X and I was O. We were in a game of tic tac toe. It was important that I win. I must win! She had a new 10 speed bike and would let me ride it if I won the game.

I concentrated on winning this game, keeping that beautiful blue bike in the back of my mind.

She wrote in her X's and I quickly wrote in my O's.

Finally!! I won! I get to ride her new 10 speed!

Then I realized… she let me win the game.


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Thank you Yarnspinnerr for our photo prompt this week!

 

This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW-Saved!

I was on vacation in Mexico when I was taken hostage, well, me and about 5 other people, by three Mexican men. We were hidden in a seedy apartment on the edge of this border town. It was hot and crowded with a sickly stench.

They told us we were hostages and our freedom would depend on whether our loved ones paid them for our release. My heart was beating out of my chest. My parents were not wealthy people and I didn't know how they would come up with the money. These men were brutal.

I was curled up in the corner desperately praying for a miracle to get me and the rest of us out of this mess.

Suddenly, the door was kicked open and screams permeated the whole apartment and into the street. The Mexican authorities had found us and were there to release us from these mean, vile men. Tears came to my cheeks.

I was so relieved. All I could think of was, Thank you God for answered prayer!


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This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW – Goodbye My Love

He had been married to her since he was 20 years old and they were married 45 years. Sadly, cancer took her one week ago after a long courageous battle.

Although he knew that death would happen it didn't make it any easier when she died. He held her in his arms, dropped his head into her chest and cried like a baby. It wasn't going to be easy for him to let her go.

He sighed deeply as they released the doves and he realized she was finally free from all the pain. For a moment, he was happy.

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Thank you Wildverbs for our photo prompt this week!

 

I realize these are not doves but the photo reminded me of releasing doves. This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

FFfAW – Strolling

I was just six years old when I went to the garden park with my Aunt Annie and her friend, Salina.

The flowers were beautiful. Red, yellow, pink and lots of green. I was mesmerized by the beautiful colors.

I realized I had fallen behind my Aunt Annie and I remember watching her and her friend walk, she with her bright sun umbrella.

It was such a nice day. The sun was bright and shining and the colors of my Aunt's umbrella, along with the pretty flowers, made my heart dance.

What a wonderful day we three had strolling together!


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Thank you Michelle De Angelis for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below: