sparkles

We went to the beach with a handful of sparkler fireworks, had so much fun that the sparklers and time vanished like a flash, and promised that we would come back every year to celebrate together.

“I’m sorry we couldn’t go this year,” I look at her smooth face holding her inert hand while she lies unresponsive on a bed, and roars of the machines which pump life into her battered body silence my words.

When, at last, she opens her eyes and looks at me, I see the sparkle as bright as the fireworks from that day – dazzling and radiant, then it fades, and the flame is gone forever.

photo by Zara Walker via Unsplash

For Three Line Tales, Week Forty-Eight

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. cwaugh212 says:

    Dark and powerful.

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  2. Nícia says:

    sad and beautiful. great story!

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      1. Nícia says:

        you’re welcome!

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  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Such a sad ending Nelkumi, the flame flickering out.

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  4. andysmerdon says:

    Oh wow! You surprised me with that incredibly sad ending. Powerful writing nelkumi. Wishing you peace, love, health and happiness for 2017 🙂

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    1. nelkumi says:

      You know me. Can’t have a happy ending. Happy New Year!😁

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      1. andysmerdon says:

        haha. Cheers nelkumi 🙂

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  5. magarisa says:

    Very well-written! The part about the final spark in her eyes is especially powerful.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Aww, thank you kindly.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. magarisa says:

        You’re welcome. 🙂

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