Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a #100wordstory in response to a photo prompt. This week’s photo prompt is by the lady herself!
Haplessly, he watched her slipping away, bit by bit, as days slipped into weeks. Nothing he did could change the course of things. The bubbly woman he loved once, was shriveling before his eyes— sinking into an abyss.
Her sunken eyes said everything.
Every now and then, his anguish gave in, but she remained emotionless. For her, he had long ceased to exist. Today, perhaps he knew the truth. Letting go was always hard but he steeled himself over it.
Leaving the closet door ajar, he left quietly, just as he came, treading over their broken dreams, now lost into oblivion.
Linking this with #FridayFictioneers hosted by the amazing Rochelle Wiseoff.
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers every week. Bloggers post their stories here and everyone ends up reading one another, including Rochelle who visits every post written— a fantastic encouragement for all the writers. If you’re interested, click here to read the amazing variety of narratives and storylines, inspired by the photo prompt.
Alzheimer’s? Some other illness? How very sad, and you captured the scene clearly.
Very well written , a nice take on the picture for sure.
Thank you very much, Zainab!
This was very poignant, Esha. Very well written.
Thank you very much, Varad!
I’m not sure which is worse, losing a loved one unexpectedly or watching him or her fade before your eyes. You’ve captured the emotions well. Nicely done.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful words, Rochelle. This is something that worries me often esp when I see loved ones suffer silently and we are unable to help them! One is never able to decide which is the best way to let go.
Thank you 🙂
A sad and sorrowful situation which I pray I never have to face. A moving and sensitively written piece indeed.
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Thank you very much for your appreciation. Meant a lot to me!
You have left me curious… Now I really really want to know what must happened. Beautiful storytelling
Oh, thank you Rajlakshmi! Trying my hand at fiction … so your words made my day! 🙂
Most clever and
Thank you for your appreciation.
Such a sad and painful situation.
Thank you Audrey. Sad, it is!
Treading over their broken dreams……… this is so poignant and sad for him. emotions are well captured, Esha.
Thank you very much for your appreciation Kalpana!
Very beautifully written. It is always hard to let one go…
Thank you for your appreciation! You’re right its very difficult to let go but one must, sadly!
Esha, this struck so close to home today. Watching my Dad see the woman he’s lived with for 66 years slip away if heartbreaking.
I can see what you mean. I am seeing something similar in the family too…and it’s heart breaking, to say the least!
Such haunting sadness, captured, imprisoned, trying to break free, giving this prose a lovely essence.
Thank you Kelvin. Losing a loved one before one’s very eyes can be one of the most painful moments in life.
Such a sad tale, excellently written.
Thank you very much Jelli!
Very well written and the emotions are captured beautifully 🙂
Thank you very much Soumya!
You’ve captured the pathos and the sorrow of coming to terms with the gradual losing of a loved one so well…..
Thank you Sunita. Glad you liked it. 🙂
Interesting take on the prompt. Well done.
Thank you so much Alana!
The sense of overwhelming sadness and quiet despair is very palpable. Very well-written Esha!
Thank you so much!
As strong offering – Well done!
Thank you Martin!
The haunting sadness has been beautifully captured.
Thank you so much, Akshata!
A tragedy, well written.
Thank you very much, Iain
A sad tale, indeed.
Thank you very much Moon!
Esha, very well written. Beautiful.
Thank you so much Lata 🙂