Thank you Ady for our photo prompt this week!

This is my submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, click HERE.


The sunshine spread across the red and white bench.  Beyond my wildest dreams I saw her sitting there watching the birds.  Her beautiful blond hair fell forward gently touching her face as she leaned over to toss some food for them.

I waited for her a long time.   She always loved spending early mornings here, but I feared she would not return after the accident.

We had some very special moments together as we made plans, shared secrets, and jokes told ending with a great deal of laughter.

I stepped in front of her, she smiled, I smiled, and she stood in front of the bench for a brief moment.  She slowly walked toward me.  I opened my arms for her with a great desire to hold her forever!

She walked right through me and continued toward the pond.

It wasn’t enough for me, but I had to accept it and move toward the light.

Words ( 155)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

17 thoughts on “THE WAIT

  1. This is sad. I believe that after one passes, sometime they may return to see their love ones for the last time before they move towards the light. Initially I thought she had lost her memory and couldn’t recognise him, till I read he “move towards the light”. Then only I know he’s dead. Wonderfully penned, Jessie. 🙂


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