Friday Fictioneers: anniversary for one

By now you know the rules, and if not, please do visit Rochelle at Addicted to Purple HERE.  Thank you Rochelle!  And a special thanks to Dawn Q. Landau  for the use of her photograph today!

A little pink house liteCopyright-Dawn Q. Landau

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Anniversary for One

Today would have been their 60th anniversary if Charles had lived.  To celebrate Jessica packed a special dinner and took the keys to her daughters car.  She knew Sharon had made plans, but she wanted to be alone with her memories.

She found the place easily enough, though she was shocked to see that the roof was long gone.  Here is where they’d made love for the first time, and then, Charles had proposed.

Climbing the stairs she laid out a blanket for her meal and adjusted her pillow.  Alone she ate, watching the sunset and waiting for high tide.

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35 responses to “Friday Fictioneers: anniversary for one

    • I’ll admit it is sad, Chantal, and sometimes I wonder where my ideas come from. (???)

      Dawn’s photograph did make the story easy to write.

  1. SUCH a sad tale! Do I dare ask what happens at high tide?
    WELL DONE once again, Lynda!! Re your comment on story content/origins to Chantal: that’s what I had just wondered (for the umpteenth time; )

    • I was surprised (I often am) at how many of us went in the same direction. Some humorous, some bittersweet, all involving love. Thank you!

    • The holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, they are all difficult times when a loved one is gone. So much emotion is invested in these eventful days. It just isn’t the same after they are gone.
      Thank you for visiting, Dawn!

  2. There’s my girl with her Friday Fictioneers!! You know how I love your writing.
    Sad, yes, but she knows what she wants … to be back with her lover of 60 years,
    That photos is awesome!
    How’s the knee?

    • Thank you, Laurie! Yes, this photo was an inspiring one, wasn’t it? I love it when I can look at a photo and the words instantly begin forming in my head. :D

      My knee is no better, but then, it is no worse. I saw the Dr., I am going to get x rays tomorrow, and thankfully, therapy is on the horizon! I traded in my staff for a proper walking cane last night. An amazing alignment shift, and now my other joints are happy! I am very frustrated that I can’t even get out to walk. Even the grocery store sends me home in pain. GAAACK!

      This too shall pass. ;)

    • Thank you, Linda, and good question! I’m certain that Jessica would have shared some of the stories of that intimate, and meaningful, spot with her daughter over the years. Whether it will occur to her or not… well…

      Nevertheless, I’m certain that the authorities will find the missing car.

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