Prompt by https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/fffaw-week-of-january-26-2016/
He was walking down the street, staring at an emptiness of a future. Just a black hole
were the light had been transformed into darkness, were the angels had come demons.
It was his hole, his future, his misery for him to deal with until he couldn´t bear
it more and decided to strap a noose around his neck and end it once and for all
It was a sunny day and the rays of sun hit his pale face, he didn´t care. He walked
to the corner wich was relative a quite one, just enough time for him. He took out
the rope, he hung it over the fence and..
“Excuse me young man.” An old voice said to his back. He turned around and saw a little
old lady. He just stared at her, furious really. “Would you be so kind and get me that
sunflower over there next to the rope please? Is my daughters birthday, she is fighting
terminal cancer.” She laughed to herself, “Fighting….you can´t fight that right? But
she´s living every moment and loving life…..Sorry young man, didn´t mean to bother you.”
The young man saw she was tearing up, he grabbed a bunch of sunflowers and handed them over.
He smiled at her and said life was beautiful, it truly was. After the old lady left, he
unrolled the rope, shrugged his head and said out loud, “Am I stupid! I´m just going to loose
Staay Frosty gents and gentesses.
It was a miracle that the little old lady came around at just the right time. Getting our heads out of our own problems help us get a better perspective on life. I’m so glad he was able to do that and realize that his lousy job wasn’t worth losing his life over! Great story, Charly!
Thank you Joy, always appreciate you Reading and your comments. I´ll have to check later on all the stories that are up.
That sounds great! Have a wonderful day!!
Nice story, charlypriest. Touching and heartfelt. Yay! G:)
Thank You Le Fragi (by the way it sounds like a very “hip” bohemian name). It was heartfelt, glad it showed.
It’s ‘strawberry’ in Romanian, I hear! G:)
Those Romanians…… bunch of weirdos
Bohemian Romanians! Tut!
Love this, Charlie.
Thanks, glad you read it
Yeah, I’m glad he didn’t end it all.
Not an option
I’m glad. Hope is a powerful thing.
Actually now that I think of it, I should write some story where I kill the person
Ha-ha. Can it be Donald Trump?
You are giving me ideas to write about, kill his hair could be one.
You know you have turned Green in your gravatar?
I see a Green dot, why would you hide your beautiful face?
That’s so weird. I see a black and white photo. I ask another blogger and they see what I do. Sorry about the dot. Odd.
Ha, now I see your face. Nice. Look! Dopey 🙂
Am I still green or did you mean I look unwell? In any event, please kill Donald Trump’s hair in a poem!
No, I see a round Green dot. But it´s neither here nor there, I will kill his hair but for different reasons of what you think.
Well, hopefully, my pic comes back for you soon. I assure you, it likes you. Looking forward to the Trump poem.
Love it! Less is more and this is just enough. 🙂
Thanks Lola, actually you know what I love, your comment.
A wonderful story of hope and the precious gift that life is! 🙂
Thanks Kat, really appreciate you reading
My pleasure! I loved the story! 🙂
Phew, that was close. I reckon the little old lady is his guardian angel. Nicely done!
Thank you, glad you read it and liked it
my pleasure 🙂
Great story, Charly!
Thanks a lot Trent
Great writing. I sent you an email last week. Hope you’re doing fine!
Hi there, didn´t get the email. Probably erased it without noticing. I´ll write to youu today.
I didn’t get yours either. I hope you’re fine anyhow! And good luck in March!
Well written. Interesting how the old woman’s daughter and her fight with Cancer put everything in perspective for the man. He can find another job.
That´s how I think. Every time I get into a mess or a mess comes at me that is sort of how I put things in perspective and keep my cool. Always good to have a level headed when times of stress. Not good outcome if the hand starts shaking. So yes, keep things in perspective. If like that womans daughter I too almost died, loosing your job can be a bitch and a lot of hardship but certainly not the end of the world.
Good way to think Charly. I agree.
everyone agrees, just dont get stuck in the middle
I love that the old woman has a sense of humor even in the midst of her pain–a good lesson!
Thank you for reading and the comment
I love sunflowers!! 😀
Thank you, me too. Is that all you had to say about the story? Now I feel bad…………you´re out of my list of cool sexy teachers
oh darn! I guess i won’t be hearing all those pain the behind statements again 🙂
You probably will, I can´t help myself
🙂 i will read another story then, and not get distracted by the flowers.
Read the one below! The one I posted in the morning and give me a grade
the binladen one?
Whatever you want to read, nice photo of my guy with the beer bottle you saw it? I would have been good Friends with him, have a cold one with the guy and then shoot him
you do have a twisted sense of humor! 🙂
A chance meeting which made him appreciate what he has, just in time. Lucky chap!
Thank you for Reading and the comment. And yes, he finally realised that the world doesn´t fall apart for “small” things, things could be a whole lot worst.
A great story with an important lesson. Life is only as worse as you think it is. Loved reading it!
Thanks a lot for stopping by and taking and Reading. I´ll be dropping by your blog with more time another day and read more
I really appreciate that.
This is beautiful. Thanks Charly!😊
Thank you for Reading and the comment, glad you liked it
Underneath the crazy, there is a genuine kindly Charly 😉
Don´t say it outloud too much, gotta keep appearences here
I love this Charly. Life is good sometimes we forget I think how lucky we truly are.
Thanks Diana, and yes we often forget how lucky we are.