Thursday, 26 September 2013

Flash fiction - Children's Ward

Julia, over at Julia's Place, is feeling a bit melancholy this week. I don't think my 100WCGU story is going to cheer her up. Our prompt is ...but there was still enough light... Let me know what you think and go and read other entries here.

Children’s Ward

Do you remember how the nurses left us in darkness, but there was still enough light to play cards? The stars twinkled through the blinds that summer, adding to the flashes on the monitors. It was enough. Do you remember the bottles of ketchup hidden under the bed? Your face was pure joy as you ate up those banned chemicals on that organic stuff Mum brought in. Do you remember the last thing you said
to me? Do you? It was, “Open the window”. Not long after that you flew out, leaving cards and ketchup and me an only child. 

100 words

4 comments:

  1. Nice use of details to tell a whole story in 100 words!

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    1. Thanks Rachel :-) Loved your last piece.

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  2. Aw that's beautiful... Love the line 'Not long after that you flew out...' Brought a tear to my eye.

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    1. I don't want to make you cry! A lumpy gulp will do! ;-) Thanks for the read and the comment

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