Friday, 20 February 2015

Flash Fiction Friday - Farewell #FFF

Happy Friday, folks. Here's today's tease. It's a sad one, I'm afraid.


“Dad, we’ve got to go. They’re ready for her now.”
Harry turned round slowly, and his daughter’s face fell when she saw what he clutched in his hands.
“I can’t,” he said. “I can’t do this.”
Giselle gently tugged the picture out of his gnarled hands, and smiled down at it.
“You can, Dad. You have to. Besides, she’ll always be with us in here.” She put her hand over his heart, and smiled.
It was her mother’s smile, and Harry shook his head, as his grief hit him anew.
“I can’t live without her,” he said.

“Yes, you must.”

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Friday Flashers have 100 words to tell a story from the provided picture prompt. Do check out the other flashers. You won't be disappointed. :-)
Till next week, folks.


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11 comments:

  1. Ahh so heartfelt. You can feel his pain. Lovely x

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  2. So sad - beautifully expressed in so few words yet there's a deep story behind them.

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  3. Awww, so touching. So true. We do find a way. xo

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  4. What a sad flash. She will live on, and she will always be as young and beautiful as they remember her.

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  5. It was sad but, beautifully done Doris. Made me catch my breath

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  6. Sniffling here......been there with my Dad and you captured the emotions beautifully. xx

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  7. Powerful piece of writing in such a short amount of words

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  8. Amazing! What's happening to Giselle? Who is ready for her? Why does the Dad have to go? A thousand questions remain from this excellently written flasher. I love it

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  9. Heart stopping and full of emotion. Beautiful flash. I hope her father can go on. His daughter needs him now. I often wonder what happened to her mother and what the picture has to do with her loss. Great flash!!

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  10. Beautifully written. Ignites myriad questions. Are they going to her funeral, thus the flowers and the object held in his hand? Also wonder what happened to her.

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