Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday Flash Fiction - Memories


She no longer really knows who I am. Every now and then I think I see a hint in her eyes, something behind the surface that makes me wonder whether there is a glint of recognition. It is so fleeting that milliseconds later, I doubt myself. 

I know who she is though. 

She is the woman I vowed to love and to hold in sickness and health till death us do part. 
She is the woman whose hand I held through three long, painful labours. 
She is the woman who pushed my wheelchair for six months when I needed a back operation after a car accident. 

I know who she is. 

©2013 Laura Besley

Flash Fiction Diary  

This piece was inspired by this photo. "A man teaches his girlfriend the alphabet after she lost her memory." For more heart-warming photos go to this website

I've decided to take part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again this year. The aim is to write 50,000 words towards a novel, or in my case towards a collection of short stories, within the month of November. 

This is the first week of December and NaNoWriMo is officially over. I'm happy to say that I managed to write 50,000 words! I've written about it here if you're interested in reading more. 


  1. So sad, but lovely in a way too. Thanks Laura!

  2. Debt can strangle a relationship harder than guilt ever could.

  3. Speechless. Very moving. Well done.

  4. A great response to the photo prompt. There is a powerful love at work here, and one would hope that it wins through.

  5. Just lovely. And Congratulations on winning Nanowrimo!

  6. Very sad, but lovely too.
    I’ve just awarded your blog a Liebester Award (see details on my blog). I hope you have fun with it. Barbara.

  7. Beautifully poignant story Laura. It's amazing how much life you worked into so few words, great job!

  8. Sigh. Yeah. Haven't been there, but I've been next door.

    1. Sigh. I've had some experience with this in my family. It's very difficult and can be very sad.

  9. Sad but beautiful at the same time.


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