‘Say Something’-FFF36 #Flashfiction


Tuesday is also Matt the Book Blogger’s Flash Fiction Prompt day!

Neon Music Sign

The prompt song is Christina Aguilera’s ‘Say Something’.

It’s funny, this song reminds me of my Lil Princess, as she always sings it, and I didn’t know what the song was… (Getting old, me!) Well, now I know!

Inspired entirely by the part in the video where the elderly man is with his sick wife… ( I had tears in my eyes watching that part of the video…

“Bet, say something. Bet? Lillibet? My sweet, I know you can hear me. Just give my hand a squeeze so I know you’re not annoyed with me. I’m sorry I didn’t get your favourite gingernuts. The doctor wasn’t sure you’d be up to eating them. But I did sneak in a Bakewell Slice. I know how much you love them.”

Frank looked at the sleeping figure, and his eyes welled up. His Bet was such a chatterbox, you couldn’t keep her quiet usually.

He felt a hand come to rest on his shoulder.

“Granddad, you need to say goodbye now.”



18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Flash Fiction Foray-‘Say Something’ – The Book Blogger
  2. curtisbausse
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:26:44

    Only just checked this out, not getting Matt’s usual roundup. So sad (your text I mean, not my lateness, though that’s sad too). Great flash fiction.

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  3. kritsayvonne
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 12:49:51

    That is so poignant and real. Great to be back reading your posts again, I’ve not had proper internet for a couple of months. Already looking forward to next week. x

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  4. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 22:49:47

    This is really touching.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Erika Kind
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 21:35:25

    Oh my, Sis….. that was so deeply moving…. having tears in my eyes too now!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. sheldonk2014
    Jun 07, 2016 @ 21:33:47

    Yes Ritu
    We were thinkin alike

    Liked by 1 person


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