Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 06-13 through 06-19-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with the The Magicsticgoldenrose. Thank you for our photo prompt!

Martha squinted her eyes and took in a deep breath as she stared at the building in awe.

Memories flowed through her mind and put her back in time with life mixed with love and tragedy.

After being injured in the war, her husband Paul, came home.  She spent months watching him slowly recover and they tried to put their once happy life back together again.

The make-shift hospital became their home, away from home.  Friends came by to visit, holidays were a mixture of sadness and joy, and the greatest day was when Paul walked out of the building he had called home for two years!

The following forty-five years consisted of raising their children and all the trials and happy times that go with it.

Now Paul has passed, but she still has her memories to hold on to, and their children and grandchildren to love and share her life with.

Words (149)

Copyright © 2017 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


9 thoughts on “MEMORIES

  1. I like that you begin with castle being a home for her and Paul while they recover. I get the sense it’s where they become closer as a couple and on a sense build a stronger foundation for the life after they leave. I love that this is a memory that stands out and she can go back to it even though her husband had passed on after they had a whole life together.


    • Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I believe I could easily expand the story with more details , but I would not want to be on a word limit. It is not based on a real story, but has very similiar circumstances.

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  2. Whoops – hit the button too soon. Anyway…. the character intrigues me because I get a hint of who she might be and would have loved to hear her direct thoughts and reflections.


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