Thursday, February 18, 2010

Friday 2/19/10 - "AGE: SIXTEEN"




FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55


"AGE: SIXTEEN"


Grandmother had died a year earlier after 70 years of marriage when grandfather came to visit.

I stood in my prom gown at the top of the stairs.

From below Grandfather gazed and began to weep.

"Why are you crying?", I asked.

He choked out, "You look exactly like your grandmother the day we married."

Prayer Girl


Flash Fiction Friday 55
is a story written in exactly 55 words.
Let the G-Man know if you write one
and read the ones of your fellow readers.

During Lent, please continue to pray for Karen's daughter. Here is the link to her prayer blog. Thank you. PG



18 comments:

Andrea said...

What a beautiful memory. You and your dress were beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Also, thank you for your prayers and support.
Hugs, andrea

Brian Miller said...

tear jerker 55! tender moment there PG!

my 55 is up!

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

So sweet.
Sweet sixteen.

Have a great weekend.

hugs
shakira

Dulce said...

Oh That's such a nice memory- I'd have cried too!

Great 55

Kim A. said...

I had two wonderful grandfathers. This brought back good memories. What a sweet 55.

namaste

Susan said...

Sweet story! Fact or Fiction? Photo, really you or not?

Prayer Girl said...

Inquiring minds want to know!!!

This is actually 'fact', not fiction, and -NO- that picture is not of me, but the dress is very similar to the one I wore that night.

I have pretty much forgotten the prom itself, but I will always remember the dress and my grandfather's reaction as I came down the stairs. Touched my heart in a very deep way.

PG

Kay said...

awwww....tears of joy, I hope...

Lou said...

We can always count on a poignant one from you, PG!

quilly said...

What a lovely memory. I know your grandfather cried, but it blessed his heart to see your grandmother still alive in you.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Oh my PG I still have no idea how week after week you out do yourself; this is beautiful, evocative without being schmatlzy but just lovely and real...much like you!!!
G

Peter Stone said...

Wow, what an amazing memory, that's beautiful 55. Wanted to ask about the photo, so thanks for explaining in the comments.

My 55 is Meandering Streams

Alicia said...

Sweet.

Here's my 55.

PattiKen said...

Awww...

Just Be Real said...

Awwww, ever so sweet PG. Blessings dear.

Mona said...

people live in their progeny...

Mona said...

people live in their progeny...

G-Man said...

PG....
Another perfect 55!
You are such a creative, warm, and loving person. I'd LOVE to meet you someday.
Thank You so much for your inspiration and support every Friday...You Rock Baby!!
Have a Wonderful Week-End...G