This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ for our photo prompt!

“This is perfect for Erin. She’s creative, and aesthetics are important to her.”

I’m glad Mother choose this cathedral. She is right; I can’t stop staring.

Many considered her random and haphazard, but Mother carefully considered everything and everyone.

Dad’s favorite color is blue so she selected the indigo dress instead of her favorite yellow ensemble.

She loved sunflowers, but Grandmother considered them inappropriate for church service, so Mother ordered lilies.

Saturdays were family day so Mother waited until Sunday morning to take the pills.

The domed ceiling, alight with color, is a welcome distraction from Mother’s coffin.

Word count: 99

This is my offering for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge hosted by Priceless Joy.

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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2. Linking for this challenge begins on Monday and runs to the following Monday evening.

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19 comments on “Selfless

  1. Sue Ranscht says:

    Very nicely wrought. So many layers of truth over and beneath this selflessness.

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  2. How sad that she killed herself. Could it be because grandmother is so controlling? Great story, Kay!

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  3. Great story! 🙂

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  4. What a strange, beautiful, sad story! That poor woman considering everyone and everything, and then taking her life, because it was too much sacrificing herself to everyone her whole life. Now she sacrificed herself in the most final sort of way.
    Very moving!

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  5. Wow! That was so unexpected. I thought she was preparing for a beautiful day and not her end. You marvel me!

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  6. kdub28 says:

    Didn’t see that coming. Beautiful and sad. Good job Kay.

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  7. I liked the way the story built around the details. It had to have that ending … I think.
    Well done …
    Isadora 😎

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