Fall Flash 7

Ruthie lay as if sleeping, peaceful like. She was beautiful in her Sunday-go-to-meeting dress, her white gloves and her hair all done up just the way she liked it.

Harold sat in the front, hands together and head bowed. Lovely Ruthie he thought, how I loved you.

“Don’t worry Harry; I’ll be just around the corner waiting for you.” Harry smiled quietly to himself as he heard her whispered words and the casket closed.


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  1. This is so sweet. There are a number of really sweet couples this time. There are a lot of us writing about age this time. No, it is not poisoning. We are all just on the same wavelength. Great minds, you know.

  2. Gray Dawster says:

    With life as in death, they will live into eternity 🙂
    This is not really sad in the sense that Harold is
    aged and knows that soon he will join his wife in
    heaven, together again as it were 🙂

    You have a lovely way of writing Val 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  3. I had a feeling. How sad though. Poor Ruthie.

  4. Cleverly done, and they are only ever a whisper apart! 🙂 xxxx

  5. Well done, my friend. WIsh I could do this as well as you, Actually, wish I could do this at all!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • Thank you Kathy, I am so happy you enjoyed this one.

      You know my thoughts, I believe you would do flash with a superior heart and hand. It is fear alone that stays your hand.


  6. Aww I am glad she found a way to reach out to him

    • This was inspired by two true stories I had seen recently of very long marriages, as well as, the second marriage of my own beloved father. I like to think great love affairs would continue, even beyond death.

  7. Wow, that ending really surprised me and I had to re-read it. Well done, Val.

  8. True love lives on.

  9. Beautiful, Val. It brought a tear or two.

  10. Surprising.

    I Like! Xxx

  11. When I read, ‘Ruthie’, I immediately slowed down to take in every word and then pow!
    Ha ha. You sure have a way around a story, Val. Another fantastic one.

  12. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Hi Valentine, Just thought I’d say I mentioned you in my post today!! 🙂

    Good short fiction by the way! My casket will not close before 39 years hence!

  13. Wow! That assurance from Ruthie –

    Not easy to pull this off – but you did it and so very powerfully too.

    Lucky them, to be able to love into the beyond.

  14. This was great Val. The end was like a punch in the face for me. I totally did not see this coming. Good stuff lady.

  15. Hooray for me as I was with this one from the start!

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