Fall Flash II


The door is wide open; it is simply a matter of taking a single step. What to do? Ruby was never good with choices, always had a hard time making them. Which way to go, forward or back this was the only decision.

“Come back to me”, she heard him cry out to her.

“Come home, it is fine to let go”, she felt the call in her heart.

The call was so tempting, the voice so alluring; she chose in that instant with that call to come home. One final breath and she let go.


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  1. See, I see her choosing between a spouse and a lover. Then again, I read funny.

  2. Breathtaking, Val. It’s what we all go through at one time or another. Well done.

  3. Letting go is not easy…!

    • Never easy Christy, yet all the time we must do it. Let go of our notions of who others are, let go of history, let go of ourselves even so we can become more and better.

      Not easy, no but maybe just maybe the choice is before us so we can become free.

  4. I want to know what happens next

  5. There comes that time when that’s the best alternative one has.

  6. The final step, that last breath — home!

    Brilliant story telling, Val, and with choices to draw the setting and theme as we perceive it.


  7. Someone who she loved is in heaven. She let go to be there too.
    Great flash, Val…all of yours are.
    Thank you for you recent, heart felt comment, Val. I appreciated that.

  8. Gray Dawster says:

    I always enjoy your flashes Val and this one is another example of your fine writing my great friend 🙂 Have a really nice rest of morning and a wickedly enjoyable afternoon and evening to follow 😉

    Andro xxxx

  9. This line helped make MY decision, “One final breath and she let go.”
    I think her lover is on the Other Side calling to her and she dies… This is an excellent flash, Val, as always.

  10. To me, this is the key line: forward or back this was the only decision. Brilliant!

  11. This is a great flash. The drama builds, as I thought it was her lover calling her back from indecision. It seems that death was calling her home in the end.

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