FFfAW – My Friend, Jenny

Jenny and I would play in this park and swing on the swings. We would sit across from each other on the teeter tauter together. We didn't have a care in the world.

Suddenly, Jenny became sick and they called it cancer. After many long and very sick months, Jenny died.

The park statue of a little girl with broken arms, reminded me just how much I missed my sweet friend.

Today, I came to this park to play and remember Jenny. With a heavy heart I walked to the swings and there was Jenny waiting for me to swing.


Thank you Phylor for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 100 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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102 thoughts on “FFfAW – My Friend, Jenny

  1. Lovely story PJ…childhood friendship are the strongest bonds… Hope the memory of Jenny and her presence as an angel will sustain the little girlπŸ˜€

  2. Sweet story, PJ. I also lost a childhood friend to cancer and there is a park bench nearby dedicated to him. Somehow a simple token like that can mean so much to those who have lost a loved one.

    • Aww, I’m sorry to hear that Chris. I would imagine a park bench (or a statue) dedicated to someone that has passed has a lot of meaning to those that loved him/her.

  3. This is so sweet, PJ, so perfect for the photo prompt. Wherever this statue is make me want to visit it in person. There is something so sweet and hopeful about the girl’s expression, even with her arms broken and in her lap. Are those angels wings next to her? Relating this to childhood cancer just brings tears to my eyes knowing that when a child who dies of cancer moves into eternity, they rejoice to be in the arms of God. ❀

  4. What a bittersweet story. I appreciate how you wrote it from the vantage that the child does not know cancer. Of course I love the ending with Jenny being there!!! Love that! xo 😊.

  5. I hope seeing her friend on the swing was a good thing, such as supernatural intervention to give the friend left living, comfort. At first I wondered oh no, did she die too and her friend Jenny from when she was little come to see her to heaven? Great story whatever the case.

  6. Uhmm.. should we be scared or not? I’ve decided. It’s a happy ending. Perhaps, a one last goodbye to a very good friend? πŸ™‚ Well told story PJ! πŸ™‚

  7. I love the trip down memory lane. The sad story fits so well the picture. There’s a victim part in that face. Funny but it seems split between us, seeing boys or girls.

  8. Special bonds are never broken, love that you wrote about a friendship like this. Hope she won’t be so heartbroken now she can see Jenny in the park.

  9. Great take on my photo. I love angel stories.
    Been reading stories and comments, and wonder if I should give away the secrets of the little girl — I’ll say that much it is a girl.
    Thank you for using my picture. I thought it might get folks thinking about all sorts of things.

  10. Joy, this is a very endearing and sweet story. It’s so nice that she can see her friend again, even if it is in spirit. I’m sure that is a great comfort to her..maybe to both, and one day she will no longer need that and can move on.

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