Friday Fictioneers 7-19-12

Posted: July 20, 2012 in short stories, Uncategorized, writing
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Hester remembered taking refuge under this grape arbor years ago, to escape a scorching August sun. When Bill appeared she felt safe and warm instead of concerned over the actions of a brazen young man.  Could it really have happened so long ago? Her once raven locks were now thinning and silver, her back, bowed with age, but her love for her Bill was timeless.

Leaning into the trellis, she closed her eyes, feeling a warmth spread through her heart as she took her last breath, smiling when her Bill appeared to take her hand.

  1. jenniferreck says:

    I could completely imagine Hester. Perhaps I was imagining myself as Hester years from now…but even if that’s the case – it was a great visual. Thank you!

  2. Very heart-warming! I hope your end is as nice, too, but not for many years. 🙂

  3. billgncs says:

    I wonder who will come for me? Hopefully they won’t be chasing me out. Kidding aside, I very much enjoyed this one.

  4. Carrie says:

    So romantic. I really loved this

  5. Jan Brown says:

    Lovely, loving and peaceful. Hester and Bill deserve to be together again.

  6. Linda says:

    There is a phrase I often muse on which is ‘a good day to die’ and this seems like it was a good day to die indeed. Beautifully written, I really enjoyed it 🙂

  7. raina says:

    So beautiful…

  8. rochellewisoff says:

    Very sweet story of longevity in a relationship. Mine is in a similar vein.

  9. boomiebol says:

    Awww…this is lovely and so sweet. Thanks for stopping by mine

  10. rgayer55 says:

    I must confessed, I stopped by because of the name Swirling Turnip. Your story sent a tingle down my spine–that doesn’t happen often. What a beautiful picture of passing from this life to the next and being greeted by the one you love. Outstanding!

    mine’s here

  11. rich says:

    oh, that is sweet.

  12. JKBradley says:

    To die in the embrace of a lover is to have lived.

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