December 13: Flash Fiction Challenge – Cora Kingston

Charli’s prompt this week:

December 13, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Cora Kingston. You can answer any of the questions history obscures or completely make up a Cora Kingston story. Go where the prompt (and the name) leads you.

Cora’s Love

Cora wept as she carefully reread the card in one of her hands.
Tears blurred her vision but the words were etched on her eyeballs.
“You are cordially invited to the union John Yendow and Cora Kingston…”
The proofs of their wedding invitations had arrived earlier that week,
but so caught up was she in her grief, she hadn’t looked at the mail.
Instead of stepping into the church as a blushing bride-to-be,
she had entered it to bid farewell to her one true love.
In the other had she held today’s order of service.
“In loving memory of…”

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ryan
    Jan 11, 2019 @ 18:26:13

    Very nice!

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  3. robbiecheadle
    Dec 19, 2018 @ 09:04:16

    Oooh, this is very heart rending, Ritu.

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  4. pedometergeek
    Dec 18, 2018 @ 02:52:55

    Sad, but poignant story, Ritu. Loved it. ~nan

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  5. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    Dec 16, 2018 @ 23:04:59

    A sad story Ritu. Once there was so much hope and now all that is left is grief and a whole bunch of invitations that will never be sent. That pulls at the heartstrings. I can’t help myself – you need to add an n in had second last line. Great writing. It elicited an emotive response from me on reading it.

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  6. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Dec 16, 2018 @ 19:20:31

    A plausible story, but we’ll never know for certain.

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  7. Jennie
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 13:13:12

    Wow! That is powerful. So good, Ritu!

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  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 12:24:04

    A sad tale, but well written, Sis! Honorable work. Michael

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  9. Michael Ogazie
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 04:50:51

    Sad one!

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  10. syl65
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 04:19:38

    A heavy sigh Sister…

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  11. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 03:56:49

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  12. pensitivity101
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 22:37:45

    Sad Ritu.

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  13. Erika Kind
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 22:12:44

    Very poignant, sis!

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  14. willowdot21
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 21:18:13

    A sad tale💜

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  15. dornahainds
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 20:53:38

    Awe… 😢😎🥀

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  16. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 20:27:09

    Aw…

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  17. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 20:24:29

    Ahh, you made me misty!!! Such strong feelings and emotions!!! Bellissimo, Ritu, Bellissimo!!
    xoxoxo

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