Smorgasbord Short Stories – The Carrot Ranch #Flash Fiction Challenge – Life’s Greatest Gift by Sally Cronin

This week, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by Charli Mills was to create a story in 99 words not more, no less about The Greatest Gift….

Life’s Greatest Gift

Thomas prowled the corridors of the care home as its residents slept. During the day he would jump from lap to lap, rubbing gnarled hands with his head, accepting tender touches and morsels of food, hoarded and saved for his visit. For many he became the family they no longer knew, and was adored.

The cat slipped through a door left ajar, and approaching the bed, he leapt onto the pillow. Thomas purred gently into the old woman’s ear. She sighed and gave one last gentle breath, accepting the greatest gift in life of being loved until its end.

©Sally Cronin 2019

If you would like to participate you have until September 17th: https://carrotranch.com/2019/09/13/september-12-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/

I hope you enjoyed my bit of flash and your feedback is always welcome.. thanks Sally.

 

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35 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Short Stories – The Carrot Ranch #Flash Fiction Challenge – Life’s Greatest Gift by Sally Cronin

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