The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by Charli Mills this week was all about trees… and here is my story.
Carved in Wood
She traced the names, carved in the bark of their special tree fifty years ago, with her fingertips.
Peter loves Sarah forever.
But they had taken different paths. She to a wonderful husband and children, and now as a widow and grandmother. She often wondered what had happened to him, and if he had been happy. On a whim, she had returned to the wood to see the bluebells, that like their romance flowered so briefly. Beneath the carving were numbers. Intrigued she took out her mobile and dialled.
‘Hello, who is this?’
‘What took you so long?’
©Sally Cronin 2019
Charli Mills has written wonderful post about how trees have been so important to her throughout her life. Well worth heading over to read and if you are so inclined to participate in the challenge: https://carrotranch.com/2019/05/16/may-16-flash-fiction-challenge/
I have a number of short story collections and you can find my books and their reviews: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/my-books-and-reviews-2019/