Charli Mills offered the 99-word FLASH FICTION challenge of writing about A NEVER ENDING STORY. Using a bit of poetic license, I chose to use the recent passing of my ex-husband to craft my offering. Be sure to visit the Carrot Ranch to enjoy participating in the writing fun!
“True love never ends.” Her fingers slowly traced the gold-embossed letters on a white napkin from their wedding 42 years ago.
White dress. White roses. White gold ring. White diamonds. White frosting on a white cake. Innocent symbols of hope for the promise of a never-ending love.
White paper signed in black ink dissolving the promise a mere nine years later.
A carefully folded white napkin fell out of a white envelope into her lap.
“If you are reading this, I have died. Even though our marriage couldn’t survive, my love for you never ended.”
Through tears, she smiled.
©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben