February 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and go where the prompt leads!

Here is my contribution this week for Charli’s challenge

From me.

Another day, just like any other.
She was certain he wouldn’t remember, or even care for that matter.
The letter box rattled and there was a gentle thud on the mat.
It was addressed to her.
She waited until she sat down to breakfast before opening it.
Roses and lilies.
Flowers she associated with Love and Death.
It was a beautiful card.
He came downstairs and saw it on the table.
‘Who’s that from?’ he asked.
‘No idea,’ she replied.
He frowned.
That evening, she had flowers and his undivided attention.
It was worth sending the card to herself.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to February 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. That is very clever. I thought I had sent myself a card yesterday, still haven’t got it yet….

  2. Oh, what a sneaky lady!

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day

    I watched surreptitiously from the window as Jess, my beautiful friend, ran towards the man outside. She paused in front of him. I could see her mouth moving but couldn’t hear what she said. His eyes danced over her and my heart dipped, what had I been thinking?
    Smiling he looked towards my house, I could see his gorgeous eyes sparkling in the sunlight. My heart melted. She handed him an envelope and returned to me.
    He opened the card, smiled and walked away. My heart sank without trace.
    Then the phone rang. My heart soared.
    Happy Valentine’s day.

  4. That’s a lass that knows how to get things done!
    Nice one

  5. Sadje says:

    What a great idea. I will try it next year! 😻😎😉

  6. Ha! What a great idea! I can’t do that though, my husband would have a heart attack and mope for a month. Lol 🙂

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