Friday, 18 May 2012

FRIDAY FLASH FICTION!

I know it's been a while... but here is this week's flash...
You know the routine, one picture, one hundred words and a gang of talented cohorts. Don't forget to click on the link at the end and within the one hundred itself to see what my partners in crime have in store for you, and to take a look at Bear on Books, the home of Tom Webb, who guest stars in this week's FFF.  Enjoy!

Tom gazed silently at Max from the doorway, his heart aching as his partner’s entire body shook in his grief—their grief. He walked across the room and knelt at Max’s feet, gently easing the photograph from white-knuckled fingers. Tom didn’t need to look to know what was depicted. Both of them bare-chested, Tom standing so he was looking over Max’s right shoulder--each staring in bewildered awe at the tiny girl in Max’s arms.

But that was then, before the dream they’d waited so long for came crashing down around their ears. Before the birth-mother changed her mind.




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11 comments:

  1. How sad. Very emotional post. Excellent job, Lisa!

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  2. I wanted to cry. So tragic. Snatched away as though part of their own body. Lovely flasher. Well done.

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  3. oh, you broke my heart. Well done.

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  4. I had the same thought-line, but wanted to end on a happy note. Now, YOU made ME cry at might what have been for my two men. So sad, but it happens every day. Tragic, sad and realistic. Loved the emotions it drew out of me. Loved it:) xo

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  5. Heart wrenching. Beautifully done, Lis.

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  6. So sad and so beautiful. Fantastic Flasher!

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  7. This picture has stirred up many emotions this week, sad post but well written.

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  8. Oh....FUCK THAT BITCH!! I know someone who had a baby for a month, a goddamn MONTH! And the birth mother changed her mind. It nearly killed them. My brother gave his baby girl up for adoption and, yeah, he felt a huge loss when he handed her over to the adoptive parents, but he knew he was giving her a better life. No way in hell would he take that away from her. This whole flash just pissed me right the hell off.....but it was fantastic! It takes a great writer to elicit such visceral emotions and Lisa, you're that kind of writer.

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