in a flash

It started when he asked my friend and me out for dinner.
His friend came along. Double date, I guess.
Then, he asked me out. Only me.

He was leaving town, and we got married.
We went on our honeymoon six months later.
We had no major catastrophe brought upon us and just enough money to survive.
We quarreled and comforted.
We came to understand each other without words.

When he got sick, we had been together for over two decades. He struggled as much as he could without sacrificing his dignity and took his last breath at home.

Each love story is beautiful and has a beginning, middle and an end.

photo prompt provided by Sunayana with MoiPensieve
photo prompt provided by Sunayana with MoiPensieve

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – week of 02-14-2017

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike says:

    Such a sad ending, but to have given love and received love is beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful. Wistful. Thank you.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  3. Jade M. Wong says:

    I love your last sentence. It’s so true: each love story really is beautiful. Your story demonstrated that 🙂

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    1. nelkumi says:

      You’re too kind. Thank you.

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  4. Joyfrida says:

    Loved the story 🙂 Life huh!

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  5. Chris C. says:

    This was melancholy, but touching, in its own way. Everything must come to an end – but the memories will always remain!

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    1. nelkumi says:

      They sure will…

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  6. Nelkumi, that is a perfect example of a true ‘flash’ story. Not a single word wasted yet every event and every emotion conveyed in its entirety’ Superb! Anton

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Wow, thank you very much, Anton!

      Like

  7. Sweet story! It speaks of the challenges of marriage and growing in love together. Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you, PJ! 😊

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  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful Nelkumi. I love the end part the best : “each love story has a beginning, middle, and end. “

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Glad you like it. Thank you for the visit and comment.

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  9. yarnspinnerr says:

    The last line is brilliant and has subtle layers. Very well done.

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  10. Frances D says:

    I was not expecting the ending when I began to read the post / a short powerful piece.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Appreciate your visit.

      Like

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