Friday Flash Fiction


Photo courtesy of Rochell Wisoff-Fields

I looked at this picture and it was like a light bulb going off. Just kidding – I looked at it and drew a blank. It’s a lovely fixture on a lovely ceiling and then it hit me. It’s all about the details.

Word count: 101

Seeing the Light

“Imagine the work that went into crafting that chandelier. And those rosettes with the ornate moldings – that’s the original plaster.” Sharon looked up in awe at the ceiling.

“Mm-hmm. Lovely” Kevin said. He wasn’t really interested in old architecture, but he always tagged along on her tours.

“It took real artistry to make this style. They’re extremely challenging – I’ve tried recreating them in some of my remodels.” Sharon realized Kevin had gone silent. “Kev? You still there?”

Turning around, she saw him on one knee, ring sparkling in the light. Dust motes danced as she spun around again, nodding through her tears.


My son recently proposed to his lovely girlfriend in Finland and while it wasn’t done exactly as above, he did wait until she was distracted to get down on one knee. The photo below captures the exact moment she realized what was happening. Cheers to them!
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© Erin Leary

31 thoughts on “Friday Flash Fiction

  1. I love your initial “just kidding” part and the lovely story too. Congrats to your son and future daughter-in-law 😀

    • My son arranged for a friend to be on hand, taking pictures. He then took portraits of them right after. Makes it even more magical to be ‘right there’ with them.

  2. First, congratulations on the upcoming nuptials for your offspring.

    Second, I like how you took the prompt and wove a story by combining it with news from your own family. Isn’t that the way inspiration works?

    All my best,

    • Thank you – believe it or not, the story came to me first and then I realized I could share the news about my son. My subconscious worked it out before I did.

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