Flash Friday Fiction


Picture courtesy of Santosh Writer    

My garden is one of my favorite spots on earth. I have watched it grow and thrive over the years, a truly magical place. This week’s prompt made me think of tears captured in time on a leaf and this is the story that came.

Word count: 99

Full Circle

Sitting in my garden after the rain, everything feels washed clean and new again. This is my safe place; my beloved plants ground me, connect me to the earth again.

Strolling the path, my fingers graze each leaf with tenderness, gathering dew like teardrops on my fingertip. I linger, letting the pain roll off my shoulders. Time would heal, they said. I had nothing but time ahead.

I turn toward the house and see the “For Sale” sign by the road. I blink back tears that look like dew drops, a singular reminder of all that’s been lost.

© Erin Leary

To see other Friday Fictioneers, please visit here.

24 thoughts on “Flash Friday Fiction

  1. Your story touched my heart. I’ve had to endure moves that where very painful. No matter where I end up, however, I always have what I like to call my indoor garden of potted plants and herbs. I find much peace sitting among the foliage. Thanks for your story.

  2. Gardens are hard to leave behind–especially if one is moving to a place with no green space. It’s easier if you can transplant some of your favorites to the new location.


Tell me something good.....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s