Friday, 6 March 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #65 Too Late

Too late

“Hi” he said “how are you?”

Turning her head she looked at him quizzically.

He smiled, a familiar smile.

“I didn’t recognise you” she said. He’d changed, aged.

Fourteen years but he recognised her, even from the back.

Did that mean the spark was still there or she hadn’t changed?

She didn’t want to know.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Anonymous said...

Still young as ever. ;-)

Alex the Blogging Kat said...

Tank u. Aint hoomin beanz silly. OK?

Flowerpot said...

I dreamt about someone I hadnt seen for 30 years the other night - wonder what that means!!

Nessa said...

Always the questions when you revisit your past. Very nice.

snowelf said...

Sometimes you really just don't want to know.

Love this.


buffalodick said...

I can still recognize some people from grade school, others.. nope!

Lulda Casadaga said...

You always wonder about that spark...A few years ago I had somewhat of a sparke re-ignited. We talked a bunch of nonsense and after we met at the reunion nothing happened...a few months later he died of heart attack! Very sad situation...:(

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

at first i was sad that she didn't want to know, but then i decided it was because she was madly in love with someone else and then i was happy again. i am truly simple minded i fear!

smiles, bee

Mary said...

Sometimes, it is smarter not to open a door that has long been shut.

Great 55!

Strumpet said...

Oh, I'd like to think it's a little of both!

I always love how your 55's are accentuated by such lovely images. They are always so fun to read. And always so thought-provoking.

This one sent a little shiver down my spine. And put a little smile on my face.

It's amazing the things we can get from just a glance at the back of a woman's head, or by honing in on a man's lovely grin.

This is a truly beautiful piece.

Mojo said...

Nobody goes 14 years without changing at least a bit. My money says he just never forgot her.


Akelamalu said...

I like to think that Kaknu :)

Yes they are silly Alex ;)

They're on your mind Flowerpot?

Questions, questions, better off not knowing Nessa.

Exactly Snowy x

Me too Buff :)

Oh Lulda that was very sad. :(

You're exactly right Bee :)

Definitely Mary, it would end in tears!

Why thankyou Strumpet, how kind you are. x

Ron said...

ooh...I LOVE this one!

Because it's something that we can all relate to; having asked ourselves this question before.

Gosh...this post has me curious now.

I wonder what happened between them???

AWESOME 55, Akelamalu!

As always!

Have a great weekend!


elena jane said...

ahh, 14 yrs is just long enough to have had five children....
but i wouldn't mind 55 more words in your story ;)
always good to read these A!!

Linda said...

She might not want to know but I do! Maybe it was a combination of the two??

G-Man said...

I do believe it is a little of both!
Excellent 55 Ake...As usual!!
Thanks for always being so prompt and creative.
Have a Wonderful Week-End..G

Cloudia said...

These excercises are not merely amusing (which they ARE) but they seem to contain deeper psychological satisfaction. Mini Novels, Ake!

They say to follow your passion. Mine is to read your blog, but hos do I turn THAT into a career? LOL
Love ya, Aloha-

Eaton Bennett said...

Funny how some people linger in our memory with that special spark that time doesn't seem to discredit. Hope your Friday has been a good one! :)

ciara said...

going back to the past usually never works out it was good she didn't want to know. sometimes that's a scary thing if you do! lol great 55, ake :)

Akelamalu said...

You're right Ron we've all been there I think.

A lot can happen in 14 years Elena, it's just too late!

Possibly Linda, she'll never know because she just doesn't want to. ;)

Could be G-man! Thanks honey I'm happy you enjoyed it.

I think there's always a certain inner element to any story one writes Cloudia ;)

Yes I agree Eaton, but best left in the memory don't you think?

The past is best left in the past I think Ciara x

Suburbia said...

I like that very much!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Suburbia :)

cheshire wife said...

Is there something significant about 14 years?

Akelamalu said...

No Cheshire Wife that's just how long it was since they'd seen each other.

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