An Ode to A Friend- #FictioninaFlash #WritingCommunity


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It’s Week #22 of Suzanne Burke’s Fiction in a Flash Challenge

Write up to 750 words on the photo prompt. Go where your muse leads you. Check out some of the fabulous entries and join in here

An Ode to A Friend

It’s strange how empty my world is without you.

I realize now how much I took our relationship for granted. You were always there when I needed you. Offering comfort when I was miserable and laughter when I was down.

I don’t know what I’ll do now- I’m lost.

Alone.

Nothing can fill the void you’ve left behind.

I think back on our life together, all the things we’ve seen and places we’ve been. It won’t be the same without you.

Goodbye, old friend. You were faithful right up until the end.

With a final caress, I cover you up and place you in your final resting place- the same box your replacement arrived in.

Hello, I am your new Kindle. I can’t wait for our journey to begin.

37 thoughts on “An Ode to A Friend- #FictioninaFlash #WritingCommunity

  1. A beautiful text for your old Friend. Best regards 😘

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    1. Thanks, Angelique. Our e-readers ARE our friends 🙂

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  2. I love it, Jacquie. Enjoy the new Kindle.

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  3. Ahhh, what a perfect twist, Jacquie. As one who used to journal almost daily, I so relate. Well done! ❤

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    1. I’ve never been much of a journal writer- I wish I had now.

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  4. Love the twist at the end. Great job, Jacquie!

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    1. I should have maybe stretched it a bit farther, but the words weren’t coming- sigh

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      1. I know that feeling all too well.

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  5. Makes me feel bad for the diary. Nice one, Jacquie.

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  6. LOL! My mind was leading me to think of a pet, and them–wham!—awesome ending twist. I love it, Jacquie.
    Happy reading 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Mae. I’d be lost without my e-reader!

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  7. I got to the end and was like, “Wait, what???” Thanks for the laugh, Jacquie, and enjoy your new Kindle!

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    1. Ha! Glad I caught you, Teri. Fun piece 🙂

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  8. What a great twist on this prompt, Jacquie! I love it!!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. It was going dark, so I decided to cheer the piece up 🙂

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  9. I was ready to find a sad face to add in my comment. Haha. Loved this. I’m ready for a new Kindle as we speak. It does feel like an old friend.

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    1. Especially now, though I’ve always been an introvert who counts on imaginary friends 🙂

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  10. Loved that ending! What a fun take on the prompt! I too would be lost without my Kindle. Thanks so much for taking part again, Jacquie. I’ve just shared this on the challenge blog. 😊

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful prompts, Soooz!

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author October 27, 2020 — 11:33 am

    I’m laughing so hard, Jacquie:) Great ending. I was thinking a pet or loved one and kindle completely took me by surprise.

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    1. I started out thinking about my mom ( she’s going through some tough health issues) but decided to end on an upnote for hope 🙂

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author October 27, 2020 — 8:44 pm

        I’m so sorry about your mom, Jacquie. Sending her (and you) lots of healing hugs.

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  12. You’ve already laid one Kindle to rest? Jacquie, I envy your reading and writing prowess!

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    1. This Kindle is a 2nd edition, Balroop- maybe 15 years old? lol

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  13. I froze when I came to “the same box.” I was so emerged and didn’t want to face the ending. Haha, so much for “I can’t do without you.” Love the twist, Jacquie!

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    1. Lol, I was hoping readers would think of a coffin first 🙂
      Thanks, Miriam 🙂

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      1. That thought did hit me, Jacquie. 🙂 Great job. 🙂

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  14. That is brilliant. I love that thought. I use the app so never have to suffer the pain of one Kindle ending.

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  15. Bravo, Jacquie. A great take on the prompt.

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