Saturday, June 7, 2014

AWASH - #SaturdayScenes #SSFlashFiction #VisDare

This is my post for #SaturdayScenes.
I hope you enjoy it and will come back next week for another #SSFlashFiction tale!

Prompt: VISUAL DARE - Awash
150 word limit

The golden liquid sought lower ground on the nicotine stained counter-top but the old man never noticed. Never saw the grim faces staring at him with their bloodshot eyes, never heard the glass shatter on the floor. He stared in the mirror over the bar as his body stiffened in pain. His vision grew watery and dimmed as he felt himself slip to the floor.

They say your life flashes before your eyes but he had never believed it until now. Growing up, rebellious teenage years, first love, marriage, three children, decorated military career, two wonderful grandchildren, his wife's cancer...the pictures stopped at a single act. Dancing. Dancing with her in the moonlight when they dated, dancing in the living room to oldies on the radio, dancing with her in his heart as she lay dying.

Dying, awash in memories, he closed his eyes and smiled.


  1. I'd love to think that in my dad's last moments, in a hospital bed last summer, his last memory was of something he loved. A poignant piece, with lovely images.

  2. Wonderful. I enjoyed this, from beginning to end.

  3. Beautifully penned.. I'd love to go dreaming of dancing...
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  4. gosh this is such a beautiful write. From the begninning till the end. Wow!!

  5. Thank you all for visiting, reading and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it...

  6. This created such a lovely imagery...bitter-sweet!! Great write as usual! :)


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