Living Forever – Flash Fiction Challenge

Cherie looked at the old photo of college students, decorating her wall. He was the one on the corner. He had refused what she had asked and was now a flower vase in her showcase. Each vase symbolized the mood, color and character of the person, thus keeping them alive forever. Her collection had kept growing and she intended to add more.

“Cherie, did you dust the mantelpiece?” her madam called out.

“I will do it right away, madam,” replied Cherie, rushing over to the living room.

Madam had her collection of bouquets too. The ones that never withered.

This week’s flash fiction challenge is to write a story about “the old photograph.” What is captivating about it? Where did it come from? How does it incite a story? Thank you, Charli, for the opportunity.

17 thoughts on “Living Forever – Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. I love the depth of this one. So many stories untold. How are they collecting these precious things? Keeping them alive..? I picture magic, but of that, there are many kinds also. Clever take on the prompt, this one pulled me right in.

    • They are no normal women and their magic is open to interpretation:) I am glad that you liked this story and found it interesting. Thank you so much for commenting.

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  3. Oh i got this eerie feeling reading your story, meticulously penned. What’s so wonderful is that you are able to incite that uncanny element in such few lines. Beautifully thought dear👍👌😊

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