New #writephoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto prompt:

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good.” The Nina Simone lyrics played in Sophie’s head as she stared out over the cliff.

Peter looked over at her, smiled, and placed his arm around her shoulders, pulling her closer.

Sophie returned the smile, snuggling into his body.

It had been a fraught two years, from the severe heart attack, through the treatment and discovery that a simple bypass wouldn’t be enough to now.

The heart they thought wouldn’t be strong enough to beat for her had finally been replaced via transplant, and she had been given a very positive prognosis for the future.

Her rock, Peter, had arranged for this recuperation break away and the idyllic setting was perfect. She had been given a new chance at life and she wasn’t going to waste it on regrets, false friends or regrets, but her mind wandered to the one person she would have loved to share her new start with.


Her best friend since childhood. They had done everything together and would have done anything for each other.

And Jill had given the ultimate sacrifice.

A tragic car accident claimed her life, and yet, even after her death, she had thought of her friend, gifting her own heart to her.

Sophie raised an imaginary glass up to the sky, tipped it heavenwards, and whispered, “Cheers Jill. I love you.”

She squeezed Peter’s arm. “It’s getting cold. I think we should head back,” and they turned slowly, making their way back towards their lodge.


43 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Sue Vincent
    Feb 20, 2019 @ 21:34:29

    A sad, hopeful, beautiful tale. x

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Michele Jones
    Feb 19, 2019 @ 13:43:29

    A great friend. How touching.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. joylennick
    Feb 19, 2019 @ 11:25:18

    Thank you, Ritu. A powerful piece indeed! She would live for two….xx

    Liked by 1 person


  5. antoniazen
    Feb 18, 2019 @ 23:14:29

    Absolutely beautiful – full of heart!

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  6. Sue Vincent
    Feb 18, 2019 @ 20:33:38

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Jennie
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 01:49:56

    That is just beautiful and heartfelt (pun intended), Ritu. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person


  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 16:00:02

    You are a very romantic write too, Sis! Great! Thank you for sharing, and have a beautiful weekend. Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Iain Kelly
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 13:58:32

    Lovely, what a gift to give someone!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. tsepotheview
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 13:11:45

    This is beautiful. Brand new day brings new hope, new inspirations and new victory.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 04:57:36

    Very poignant, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  12. syl65
    Feb 15, 2019 @ 01:56:31

    Absolutely touching Sister. Big sigh…

    Liked by 1 person


  13. pensitivity101
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 23:33:38

    Lovely story Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Susanne Swanson
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 22:23:03

    Love this. Well done. 🤗

    Liked by 1 person


  15. TanGental
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 21:46:47

    ah that’s really poignant.

    Liked by 1 person


  16. dornahainds
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 21:12:53

    Fabulous 🥀😎

    Liked by 1 person


  17. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 21:03:00

    Wow, what a touching piece!

    Liked by 1 person


  18. Erika Kind
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 20:31:59

    Very beautiful, sis. So poignant and at the same time strengthening💖

    Liked by 1 person


  19. What Words May Come
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 20:13:47

    Awe… That’s beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person


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