May 7: Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli’s Carrot Ranch fiction prompt, this week:

May 7, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to nourish. The characters can nourish or be nourished. What else can be nourished? A tree? A setting? Does the sunset nourish the soul? Go where the prompt leads!

Solo Nourishment

Mae gently emptied the last of the water from her watering can into the flowerbed.

The roses were doing rather well, all things considered.

All around her, news filtered in of the deaths of people around the world, and even some friends.

It had been tough.

Her usual routine of seeing her grandchildren at the end of each school day, with her feeding them nourishing snacks, and sometimes dinner, if her daughter was running late, was gone.

They couldn’t meet one another.

A video call sufficed, and the odd drive-by wave.

At least she could still nourish her garden.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norah
    May 20, 2020 @ 12:19:21

    Sad times, Ritu. We must find nourishment where we can.

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 10, 2020 @ 17:52:15

    Well done, Sis! But you’d beaten the sadness with perfection. Michael

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  4. Charli Mills
    May 10, 2020 @ 06:07:33

    Yes! Mae can still find a way to nourish as we all are sorting it out. Well done, Ritu.

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  5. Jennie
    May 10, 2020 @ 02:40:14

    Sad and and also hearty. Well done, Ritu.

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    May 09, 2020 @ 16:35:08

    Yes, this is the worst thing about this lock down – not being able to see family.

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  7. Doug Thomas
    May 08, 2020 @ 18:42:26

    Nicely done! There is a hint of brightness, hope in these troubled times, and your story suggests at least one avenue to that. I hope you and your family are doing well, are safe, Ritu.

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  8. siddhantjainblogs
    May 08, 2020 @ 17:34:12

    Short dark story🖤, don’t know why but I like dark stories.

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  9. potatosandwich
    May 08, 2020 @ 15:56:45

    Beautiful but sad too.

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  10. Susan Zutautas
    May 08, 2020 @ 15:02:26

    Thank goodness for technology nowadays. It would be awful live with all that’s happening say 50 years ago.

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  11. Chelsea Owens
    May 08, 2020 @ 13:47:53

    🌸 Hopefully, she’ll soon have both.

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 08, 2020 @ 12:49:10

    There is always something for which to be thankful;

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