FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015 Challenge 32


Lonely artist

 Amy could not find her good friend. They had an appointment to meet at the swimming pool for a cup of tea. Amy was very worried about the way her friend, Sue, was reacting after her accident. Sue could, at times, not remember anything that had happened to her.

After waiting  fifteen minutes without Sue turning up Amy went off looking for her friend. She had a look at all their usual meeting places.

At last Amy went out in the garden. Reaching the rose garden, she could hear a soft humming. Opening up the foliage Amy saw Sue with her easel and paints happily painting and singing her favourite hymn. Between the soft singing she was also talking to herself.

“Sue, I was worried about you. What are you painting?”

“Here is my mother, between her roses,” replied Sue.

Amy only shook her head in disbelieve, there were only blotches of paint on the canvas. All Sue’s painting skills were also lost.

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28 responses to “FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015 Challenge 32”

  1. Such a sad but sweet story. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, it happens a lot in real life isn’t it?

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  2. A loving and caring friend who recognized her friend had lost so much yet was wise to keep it to herself.
    A beautiful story about how life can change and we must still go on. Nicely done ….!!!!
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. Life can be hard on the friends of people like Sue.

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  3. Oulik geskryf. Hou van die emosies wat jy uitbring.

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    1. Baie dankie ek waardeer jou terugvoer baie

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  4. Her painting skills had been limited, but not her imagination. I’d think that would and does matter most to Sue. Life is fairly abstract anyway – if you ask me.

    I’m glad I checked back and found your piece, Scrapy.
    Ellespeth

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    1. Thanks for commenting! It is also good that Sue has the opportunity to use her paints, no matter if her skills aren’t the best anymore.

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  5. What a tragic tale of loss, so gently written.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words.

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  6. It’s good that she was found safe, but really sad that she has lost her artistic abilities, however, if she is unaware of this, she will still be happy and that’s the most important thing. Nice story.

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    1. Yes, she can always start from scratch with her painting. Glad there is someone looking out for her.

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  7. Accidents can destroy a person in other ways besides physically. How sad that Sue’s mind was damaged, and all her artistic talent lost. Lovely, poignant little story, Ineke.

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    1. Thanks Millie, I am glad there is someone who still looks after her.

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      1. Yes, she needs a kind friend, someone who understands and loves her for who she is.

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  8. Oudword is nie vir sissies nie

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    1. Nee wat, tog is dit maar die verloop van die lewe.

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  9. Ooops, I forgot…(forgive me), thank you, as always, for participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge!

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    1. I enjoy taking part when I have the time! Time flies past so fast that before I know it is the next challenge!

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      1. I know! Time does fly by so fast I can hardly keep up with it! 🙂

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        1. I know. So much to do and then the day is gone again

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          1. The older I get the faster time seems to go. LOL!

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  10. So sad what the accident did to her mind and artistic ability. At least she isn’t aware of it. To her, everything is just as it was. Great story Scrapydo2!

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    1. Thanks , glad you enjoyed my story. It is sad when things happen like that. Glad she still someone who really cares.

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      1. Yes, that is true! She has someone that really cares about her.

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  11. How very sad!! Great story, Ineke!

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    1. Sad indeed. Thanks for reading my story

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