Flash fiction: under stone

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The last time I saw her she was walking to the cemetery. Sunbright, arms full of daisies.

“What for?” I said. “They’re all dead!”

She did not turn; it was as if I was already gone.

Our last night, I said, “Leave with me,” and she said, “How can I? They will miss me if I go.”

I walked with her to the graves that night. I tried to kiss the ghosts from her, bring her back to life, but she kept turning to them. They called her name; they laughed at me from under their stones.

This is a 100-word story for the Friday Fictioneers, an international writing community hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The photograph comes courtesy of Ted Strutz. Click here if you would like to join the Fictioneers this week, and please click here if you’d like to read everyone’s stories.


26 thoughts on “Flash fiction: under stone

    1. Thank you so much, Rochelle! I am loving the feeling of creating worlds outside the hundred words. I am very glad you got the sense of all the layers. And I am sorry about that extra ‘h’! It’s all gone now. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Last lines are so important with these tiny stories, aren’t they? I tend to tinker for ages with mine, most of the time. This week, the last line came very quickly and vividly to me. I could almost hear the ghosts laughing myself. (Spooky! And kind of delicious)

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  1. Some really nice writing here: “Sunbright, arms full of daisies … I tried to kiss the ghosts from her, bring her back to life, but she kept turning to them. They called her name; they laughed at me from under their stones.” Very creepy and effective.

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