November 15 – Flash Fiction – Scraps

Charli’s prompt this week:


November 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses scraps. It can be scraps of dried flowers, paper, metal, fabric, food — any kind of scraps you can think of. Then write a story about those scraps and why they matter or what they make. Go where the prompt leads you.

Life Scraps
Brenda hobbled backwards and admired her handiwork.
It had taken a long time. A lifetime.
Gazing at the large quilt, pieced together lovingly, she wiped a tear that had settled on her cheek.
Each and every scrap of material used showed another step taken in their life.
She gently fingered the white satin patch at the top, sewn next to a rough, black patch.
Their wedding outfits.
Scraps from old curtains, sheets, special clothes, even a tartan square from Reg the dog’s old blanket.
Wrapping it around her, she knew he was still close by, always in her heart.
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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norah
    Nov 22, 2018 @ 05:41:07

    A memory quilt made with love – I wrote about the same, but not similar. 🙂

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  3. Charli Mills
    Nov 21, 2018 @ 03:22:01

    What a beautifully crafted quilt from a lifetime, crafted into a beautiful flash.

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  4. susansleggs
    Nov 19, 2018 @ 14:40:20

    Today we call a quilt like that a “Memory Quilt.” One can easily hold a whole family’s history. It has become common to make t-shirt quilts also. So many memories evoked from looking at the logos.

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  5. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 17, 2018 @ 17:23:00

    Aww, this is great, Ritu.

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  6. dornahainds
    Nov 17, 2018 @ 17:05:55

    Awe… Marvelous! 🥀😎

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  7. syl65
    Nov 17, 2018 @ 04:25:24

    So very touching Sister 💜

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  8. Jennie
    Nov 17, 2018 @ 02:11:21

    Oh so lovely, Ritu!

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  9. Erika Kind
    Nov 16, 2018 @ 20:56:39

    My, that’s touching, sis!

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  10. willowdot21
    Nov 16, 2018 @ 20:55:53

    Beautiful 💜

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Nov 16, 2018 @ 20:09:17

    So heartfelt… just lovely

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  12. pensitivity101
    Nov 16, 2018 @ 20:06:38

    Lovely. I remember the old quilts from yesteryear, all the work, love and memories put into making them. I never had one though.

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