Delicate in flight: FFfAW Week 07-15-2015


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Delicate in flight

Looking into his empty whisky glass his eyes filled with sorrow.

Big tears started rolling down his weathered  cheeks. He felt so miserable. Everything turned out so happy and well. He stared at the two ice cubes in his glass, melting away of the summer heat.

In his mind he could see his lovely wife. She was his everything until two years ago.

She started to fade away. Her illness made her very fragile. The last thing she asked of him was to take her to the ice sculpting exhibition.  She was so happy that day.

One of the artists asked if he could make an ice statue of her as he sees her. The artist made the most wonderful swan starting to fly away. She was ecstatic seeing the result.

She sat down put her arms around her husband and flew away just like the ice swan.

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13 responses to “Delicate in flight: FFfAW Week 07-15-2015”

  1. Kameel Avatar
    Kameel

    Ag en daar kry ek sommer koue rillings. Dit is pragtig bymekaar uitgebring… die vrou en die swaan.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dankie man, ek is bly die gevoel het mooi uitgekom. Ek sien die pragtige swaan wat wegvlieg en dan die tenger sterwende vrou se gees wat wegsweef soos die swaan.

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  2. afairymind Avatar

    A beautifully sad story. His love and grief comes through really well. Well done. 🙂

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Thank you, glad to know the feeling came through well!

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  3. milliethom Avatar

    A very lovely but poignant story, Scrapydo. I love the analogy between his beloved wife fading away and the beautiful swan taking flight.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar
      scrapydo2.wordpress.com

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Glad to know that it touched your heart 🙂

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      1. milliethom Avatar

        It was a really touching story and I loved it. 🙂

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        1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar
          scrapydo2.wordpress.com

          Thank you! 😀

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  4. nowathome Avatar

    What a great story!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar
      scrapydo2.wordpress.com

      Thank you, I loved to write this one!

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  5. Priceless Joy Avatar

    What a sweet beautiful story! I really liked this IScrap2!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar
      scrapydo2.wordpress.com

      Thank you for your kind words. Glad you liked it! 🙂

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      1. Priceless Joy Avatar

        It was my pleasure!

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