Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 08-23 through 08-29-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!


“Auntie Hanna, dad let me go to the pier with him today and I played near the ship,” Harry said.

“What do you have in your hand, Harry?”

“It’s a pocket watch I found on the rocks.”

“Harry! It looks just like my……

“Like what, Auntie Hanna?”

“Like the one I gave my boyfriend many years ago.”

“But, where is he now?”

“I don’t know.  After he went to Viet Nam, he was declared missing in action and I kept writing asking about him, but never got an answer. I moved here and have not been back to America.”

“Oh my!”

“What’s wrong Auntie Hanna?”

“These words inside of the watch are the same ones in his watch.”

“What do they say?”

“My love, if we ever get separated, let us search for each other 10,000 lifetimes until we find each other.”

“Do you think this could be his watch? Harry questioned.

“It could be, Harry.  It could be.”

“My search is not over,” Hanna said with a look of hope in her eyes.

Words (171)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

23 thoughts on “MESSAGE

  1. Interesting take Jessie. You think perhaps its coincidence Hanna’s nephew found the watch. But maybe, there are bigger things at work and Hanna will reunite with her lost love. A Part 2 would be awesome 🙂


  2. Thank you, Mandi. I hope she can reunite with her lost love. If she is no longer living in America and the watch was found around the area she now lives….there certainly is room for hope. Perhaps another story will fill in the details.


  3. Thank you! I guess it is hard to stop and go on with your life when you have looked for someone for so long and you get a possible clue. But, the watch could have been handed down to many people if years have passed.


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