It’s week eleven of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Artists, check out their blog and join in or read other’s posts and be inspired. I’m not sure how I feel about growing old quite yet, but maybe Elaine has some insight. 🙂
Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME (148 words)
This is the last time I will ever see this sunrise.
Late November frost nips at Elaine’s ears. Loafers damp with morning dew. A lone goose honks overhead. South for the winter.
Too many memories here. Papa mowing the lawn. Stolen kisses with Henry. A country wedding. Swollen belly kissed by sweet summer heat. Danny’s shrill giggles echo in the trees. Lily’s sweet song on the breeze. Mama’s white hair shining in the sun. An empty nest.
Too many memories here.
Hunter barks and Elaine’s eyes drift to the old farmhouse, Henry by the truck. He waves and Elaine leaves her memories behind. Her last dawn here. Her last morning walk. Her last deep breath of home.
A new adventure awaits. Sun. Baby blue oceans. The call of seagulls. New memories to be made.
Henry takes her hand and leads her to the truck, tucking her away.