Friday, 4 April 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 21 The Letter

The letter

Maggie opened the letter.

“Maggie, I’m sorry I didn’t have the courage to tell you face to face” it read.

“I had to leave, I didn’t have a choice”.

“I’d known for a while, it was inevitable”.

Maggie’s eyes filled with tears

“I’m sorry I died and left you, always remember that I love you”.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Flowerpot said...

oh sniff!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that one's really sad.

girl with the mask said...

Ohmygosh I've got tears in my eyes!


MarmiteToasty said...

Gawds sake...... dont ya know Im a little emotional at the moment lol.... at least the tears washed me face lol


buffalodickdy said...


Dumdad said...

I didn't see that coming, you rascal. Good stuff.

G-Man said...

Awww Ake...

Well done in 55 words my dear...

You always play so well, and you always play!

Thank You for participating..I love coming here...G

Have a Great Week-End!!


Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh, sad. Fab though. :D

James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

oh, that was a very sad, 55. Excellent use of so few words... :D

bindhiya said...

Dear Akelamalu,
That was a sad one...
You done so just amaze me on a daily basis!
Have a beautiful day!
♥ & ((hugs))

Akelamalu said...

Aw don't cry Flowerpot ((hug))

I know, what was I thinking Citizen? :(

Oh no, not another teary gal GIM, it's only a story. X

Marmie, don't you start, it's not real honest honey xx

I'm regretting doing it now Buff! :(

Thanks Dumdad :)

Cheers G-man, I love Fridays! :)

Thankyou Jo xx

Why thankyou James, that's really kind of you. :)

You're too kind Bindi, thanks honey. x

Ron said...


You TOTALLY got me on this one,

However, I didn't find it sad. To me, it felt more like "Dark Comedy"...but you know MY sense of humor, don't you!?!?

You are SOOOO wonderful with these!!! Thank you for sharing.

Have a FAB weekend, dear lady.

ciara said...

you just HAD to go make a sad one. fabulous as usual :) xo

storyteller said...

You're just too good at this!

I've got two Haiku
posts on Tennis ... Men's Upate
and a Women's Too

Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

You totally got it Ron my friend. xx

Well sad in a way Ciara x

Why thank you Storyteller :)

Claire said...
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Claire said...

Even though I am a beyond awful commenter now, I have absolutely loved these posts.


I am up there in the google feeds watching and reading you :)

(stupid typo first time)

Akelamalu said...

Great to see you Claire and thankyou honey. I really thought you'd forsaken me or even worse that I'd done something to offend you. xx

Casdok said...

Very touching :(

Dave said...

Nothing like stabbibg me in the heart with such a sad piece of writing! :-)

It was very well written. Thank you.

Linda said...

I'm so used to your "Flash Fiction" having a humourous twist that I wasn't expecting that one today!

Very well written even if it is sad.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

very powerful writing my friend...

smiles, bee

jennifer h said...

Sad, indeed.

Travis said...

That's so sad. Well done.

Akelamalu said...

Ah yes Casdok :(

Sorry Dave, but I'm glad you liked it. x

I thought I'd have a change Linda, thanks.

Thankyou Bee xx

I feel bad now I've made everyone sad Jennifer! :(

Thanks Trav. x

Odat said...


CrazyCath said...

That is quite a talent you have, to write a comprehensive piece in only 55 words. I have read some of your others and they are very good.

I love writing but could not do it in 55 words. I write like I talk - too much!

Akelamalu said...

Odat ((hug)) x

Thankyou Cath, you should give it a try it's easier than you think! :)

Strumpet said...

I love how you accent your 55 with such beautiful photo imagery.

And such a sad 55.

Sad because it's words are powerful.

I know everyone has used this word already, 'sad.'

But, it is sad, because Maggie is sad.

But, in the end it's sort of happy.

He left her wanting to be happy.

To know that.

It's gorgeous.

Thanks for comin' by mine.

Be well, Ake.

Akelamalu said...

Ah, you understood exactly what I was trying to convey Strumpet, thankyou. :)

Sandi McBride said...

I'm going to give this a try...I promise...once I figure out what you're doing, lol!

Akelamalu said...

Look here

to see what 55 Fiction is about Sandi.

Misty Dawn said...

You have a wonderful and awesome talent, my friend!

You also did a great interview over at David's, by the way.

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Misty, you're very kind. x

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