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One Spring Morning (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)

February 12, 2018

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community, hosted by Charli Mills, is HERE.

February 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes fireweed. You can use it as the plant, a flower, a metaphor or as the name of someone or something. Go where the prompt leads. Burn bright when you write.

One Spring Morning

“It’s a beautiful day,” he said to her. “Yesterday I . . .”

At 98-years-old, Arthur’s memory was iffy. Recent memories flickered on and off like an old neon, but he was blessed with a gift of nonchalance, and when yesterday’s memory flickered off, he remembered the long ago past instead.

“Do you remember our wedding? 1937. We were so young. Eighteen. Midst of the depression and we didn’t have a penny. Remember the bouquet of flowers I gave you for our first anniversary?”

He smiled as he laid a sprig of fireweed on the headstone.

“Happy anniversary, Sarah.”

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2018 11:51 am

    Sweetness. And one of Prine’s bestsongs, IMHO.


  2. February 12, 2018 1:58 pm

    Aw, how sweet! ❤


  3. February 13, 2018 7:34 pm

    A winsome story – I love it.


  4. February 14, 2018 7:04 pm

    Brought tears to my eyes but in a good way. Cleansing. Like I’m not alone in this struggle. It’s a human one. I enjoy the music each week, too Michael.

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  5. February 15, 2018 1:24 am

    Beautifully cute, Michael 😊


  6. February 15, 2018 2:14 pm

    A beautiful and sweet tale


  7. February 15, 2018 3:48 pm

    That was so sweet and beautifully written. The ending really did it for me.

    Liked by 1 person


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