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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.


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 comments on “An Ode to A Friend- #FictioninaFlash #WritingCommunity

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

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

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  3. Gwen M. Plano

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

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

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

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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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  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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  11. D.L. Finn, Author

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

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


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

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