January 3: Flash Fiction Challenge

Happy New Year to Charli and the team at Carrot Ranch.
Here is our first prompt for 2019.
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/12307624/posts/2123351674
January 3, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a character who looks back. It can be a metaphorical reflection or a glance in the rear-view mirror. Who is looking back, and why? Go where the prompt leads.

I am not who I was,
Nor would I want to be
That empty crushed shell,
Used, misused,
Verbally abused.
I am not where I used to be,
Nor would I want to go back,
I have found my way,
Am loved, truly blessed,
My life is refreshed.
I know not where I’m going,
But I am not alone,
I have found my soul mate,
My saviour, my guide,
Always at my side.
It doesn’t matter what we were,
Together we simply Are,
Two drifting halves, forever joined,
Not perfect, but meant to be,
Us, exactly what you see.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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12 Responses to January 3: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Sadje says:

    So lovely! Your love shines through.❤️

  2. Astrid says:

    This is such a beautiful and emotionally evocative poem. Thanks for sharing. I may participate in this challenge too.

  3. Pingback: Looking Back « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  4. floatinggold says:

    Ditto. And so well worded.

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