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New Found Peace

 

Sitting at the edge of the rock
Holding your ashes
Peace and tranquility
I feel internally

Watching the water
Carries you down the river
It brings along my pain
So that I may live again

Love and hatred for you
Though more of the latter
I pen it all down in this paper
Folds into a boat and tosses into the river

No more abuses
No more sufferings
Everything has ended
When your heart stopped beating

They said I couldn’t let you go
But they would never know
The way I’d lived each day
Was a living body in decay

Now…As the wind blows
I know there’s hope
For a better tomorrow
And peace overflows

© 2017 Fun Simplicity @ Simply Me. All Rights Reserved.

(116 words)

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 110th Challenge hosted by Priceless Joy, and photo provided by Maria of Doodles and Scribbles.

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Posted in FFfAW, Flash Fiction, Short Story

A Letter of Gratitude

Piano by Mike Vore
Photo by Mike Vore

Dear Piano,

When we first met, I was five and had no idea what music was. I thought those musical notes were bean sprouts (and they still look like one to me now).

I’m sorry if I had hammered you too hard. But I was too young to know how to control my strength. And you know, practicing spider finger was hard. If I didn’t do well, Teacher Nicole would place real spiders on my hands. That was freaking scary!

Nonetheless, you shouldered my burden, my willfulness and my temper. You didn’t grumble, just obliged.

When I was broken hearted, I vented my frustrations on you. Yet, you stood firm, comforting me with Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

When I married, you sang me the Wedding March.

When my firstborn cried, you soothed her with Johannes Brahms’ Lullaby.

You are always here for me.

And I want to say: Thank you my Best Friend Forever.

Love,
You-wish-I-never-existed Friend

 

© 2017 Fun Simplicity @ Simply Me. All Rights Reserved.

(158 words)

Written for FFfAW Challenge #105, hosted by Priceless Joy and photo provided by Mike Vore. Thank you.

Posted in FFfAW, Flash Fiction, Short Story

The Couple

He snakes his arm around her waist and pulls her into his arms…hugging her firmly…gently…pressing his lips against hers….

“No way!” shouted Jamie. “Tell them to get a room.”

“Why are you so frustrated?” Ken asked.

“W-well, that’s because they are making out in my dad’s farm.”

“They aren’t.”

“They are, you’ve just told me.”

Jamie snatched the binoculars from Ken’s hand and placed it against her eyes. She turned to the left, then right, then back to the left again.

“Where are they?” she asked.

“Who?”

“The couple. I don’t see any couple out there. All I see is a cow staring straight at me.”

Ken burst out laughing.

Jamie hit him on his chest. “You tricked me. You-”

He grabbed her wrist, pulled her closed, and silenced her with his lips.

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Photo provided by MajesticGoldenRose

© 2017 Fun Simplicity @ Simply Me. All Rights Reserved.

(133 words)

Written for FFfAW Challenge 104 hosted by our dear Priceless Joy, and the photo is provided by MajesticGoldenRose. Thank you both.

Posted in FFfAW, Flash Fiction, Short Story

At the airport

Photo by Dawn Miller

 

I’ve been searching for the whole day. Where exactly are you? 

The annoying clock is constantly ticking, reminding me that time is running out. But I can’t leave without you. 

Yet, I’m tired and famished. Oh yes, now I remember, Chloe gave me a snack bar which I’d put in my pocket. Let me take a short break before continuing my search.

What’s this? My ring?! So you were in my pocket all along, yet I’d searched the entire airport for you. Silly me!

Sammie placed her ring on her third finger, said the magic words, and vanished into thin air.

At the fairyland, Sammie landed on Chloe’s rooftop with a loud thud.

“What are you doing up there?”

“Hi Chloe, I guess I need more practice. This is after all only my second arrival at the fairyland.”

“Why are you so late?”

“I lost my fairy ring…but I’d found it.”

“Let’s go, my wedding can’t start without my bridesmaid.”

“Wait…how do I get down?”

“Use your wings!”

“Oh…yes, I’ve forgotten I’ve wings.”

“Hurry!”

© 2017 Fun Simplicity @ Simply Me. All Rights Reserved.

(174 words)

Written for FFfAW Challenge 103, hosted by Priceless Joy. Photo by Dawn Miller. Thank you both. 😀

Posted in FFfAW, Flash Fiction, Short Story

Regret

photo provided by Sunayana with MoiPensieve

Once, I was one of them. Riding my bike with my buddies, roaming around the town, searching for ghosts. We, the ghost busters, vowed to protect the people from the evil spirits that sucked the souls of the living.

One day, we received a tip-off on the whereabouts of the Master. We devised a foolproof plan to get rid of him.

Before we set off, my wife pleaded with me to abort the plan.

“He’s more powerful than those you’d slain. Don’t risk your life. Our unborn child needs a father,” she cried.

“I’ll be back. I promise.”

I turned and left with my buddies. That was the last I saw of her.

We failed our mission to slay the Master spirit.

As a result, we were turned into soul-sucking spirits. The Master threatened to harm our family members if we didn’t bring him the souls of the living.

We had no choice but to oblige.

“Time’s up! All pens down,” the teacher shouted.

Phew! Finally managed to complete my composition on time.

(175 words)

© 2017 Fun Simplicity @ Simply Me. All Rights Reserved.

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