#FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 14: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Do you remember? Photo cred: Dawn M. Miller

Do you remember?
Photo cred: Dawn M. Miller

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.

Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!

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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17 Responses to #FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 14: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

  1. HumaAq says:

    Aww losing a life partner at an old age is painful.. Good story

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  2. Such a beautiful bitter-sweet story. I could feel the mixture of happiness and sorrow as she remembered her life partner and the memories they made together. I loved this story Vanessa.

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  3. milliethom says:

    A lovely story of a long-lasting love, tinged with the sadness of her loss at the end.

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  4. Tastyniblets says:

    Aww what a lovely, bittersweet story 🙂

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  5. luckyjc007 says:

    A very sweet story. It’s so nice that he still has that special love and closeness with her and continues to share it the best way he can. Nicely written.

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  6. Ellespeth says:

    It’s almost as though by stroking the railing she was touching her husband. Something physical to touch and lean upon. Your description of the place and the sounds is so well done.
    Ellespeth

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  7. Ameena k.g says:

    Even in death, she loved him still. Aww,this is beautiful 🙂

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  8. Creatopath says:

    A beautiful story Vanessa. I like how you set the scene with the smell of pine and icy-air frosting her cheeks and the graying sky.

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  9. OldenGray says:

    A sweet write. Nicely presented!

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