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This week’s offering for Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers challenge can be found below. Feedback and suggestions welcome 🙂

This week’s photo is titled fawcet/tap and is copyright to Roxane Phillips.

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The grass was uncut for weeks at a time; a tap that needed tightening to stop the incessant drip remained untouched; his scent slowly faded from the sheets, the towels and the very air around her.

Each time she paid attention to one or other she was covered by the vast, black, blanket of grief that accompanied the memories which, arriving unbidden, kept her connection to him alive; as once again she saw his face turn towards her, she felt his hand in hers and the softest kiss on earth on her lips.

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The idea behind Friday Fictioneers is that you submit a 100 word flash fiction story associated with the picture challenge added the previous Wednesday. You can read the other submissions this week on Madison’s Blog here: madison-woods.com/index-of-stories/072712-2/. There is also a Facebook Page too specially for Friday Fictioneers and you can find it here: www.facebook.com/FridayFictioneers.

If you’d like to know the rules then this is the page to visit:madison-woods.com/friday-fictioneers; and finally, if you’d like to read my previous attempts you can find them all listed here: womanontheedgeofreality.com/tag/friday-fictioneers/

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Social Entrepreneur and Founder of the Hysterectomy Association; Social Media Strategist at Internet Mentor; Speaker; Writer and Author of Eight Books; Blogger at http://womanontheedgeofreality.com and all round diva. Phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

You can find out more about me (and perhaps connect) at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaph

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Hi Linda, this was beautiful, very sweet and emotive and I really like how tightly you have woven it…thanks! 🙂

  2. Great job of conveying the emptiness of loss and how difficult it can be to get going again! I’ve felt that dead feeling before but, thankfully, a long, long time ago.

    1. Wow, thank you so much for the compliment Doug – I’m really glad you enjoyed it as I know that you don’t hand out comments like that very often 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment and also the compliment, I shall be along shortly to say thank you properly. 🙂

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