It’s week fourteen 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. For Sydney, love is forever.
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (154 words)
Sydney looked forward to this day every year—her wedding anniversary. March 28th. The last of the winter snow still on the ground, the smell of pine in the air. But this year was special. 50 years.
“Do you remember when you proposed?” Sydney ran her wrinkled hands over the rail, the wood worn smooth. “I knew it before you even opened your mouth.” She smiled, the icy air frosting her cheeks. “When you’re nervous you wipe your hands on your pants.”
Geese honked in the distance pulling her attention toward the horizon. The sun drifted low and lazy against the graying sky. It rained on their wedding day. Good luck they say. Lucky for the years they spent together. Lucky for the two daughters they were given from God. Lucky to still be in love.
Sydney turned around and leaned against the railing, the gazebo empty except for her.
“Happy Anniversary, my love.”
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