December 22: Flash Fiction Challenge – Trying


December 22, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that steps beyond. It can be a door, a tunnel, a worm hole in space. You can create an explicit for what “beyond” is or you can simply use the word. Follow the prompt where it takes you, beyond what you think you know is there.


I never knew real love until I met you. You opened a door I thought well hidden within me.

I was faced with a love I couldn’t get over. Why me I thought? What have I done to deserve this?

Years of trauma and abuse were pushed to one side. You allowed me to love you and you loved me in return in ways I never knew I could experience.

Just be you you’d say. You’ve nothing to prove. I’m impressed already so just stay as you are.

Nothing is easy is it? But every day we try again.


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10 Responses to December 22: Flash Fiction Challenge – Trying

  1. Good thing my friend sent 2 boxes of the ultra-large 3 ply Kleenex. This is one beautiful writing about unconditional love. The way love should really be. Thank you for a good cry — you know what I mean.

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Such a beautiful flash, made powerful by that well-placed last line.

  3. Another good one Michael, especially for this time of year. 🙂

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  5. rogershipp says:

    A great description of the undescribable!

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