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Promise Kept

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.

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