Sadness enters everyone’s life at one time or another. Sometimes we have to borrow from other people in order to overcome the starkness of events. This young man borrowed something that…
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
This week it’s a sad ficton with hope restored but at a small cost to someone else’s happiness.
Life Grows On
Aaron looked at the grim courtyard which, though bare, was no contrast to the stark elegance of his family’s dinner setting.
His neighbor. Mrs. Kettle, tendered an out-of-place pot of red flowers just below her window, which she watered daily, and loved dearly.
Aaron, oppressed by the severity of the room, the courtyard, and the realization the mourners would arrive shortly for their meal, slipped into the courtyard and repositioned Mrs. Kettle’s prize onto the middle of the table.
His spirits lifted, though Mrs. Kettle’s would certainly fall, not knowing the pot had only been temporarily repositioned.