Endings and Beginnings

FLASH FICTION FOR ASPIRING WRITERS – JULY, 2015

TITLE: Endings and Beginnings

Words: 155

Grapevines photographed by Vanessa Rodriguez.

Adrian took one last look at the place he called home for 25 years. When he had inherited it from his grandfather as a wedding present, it looked much like it does now — a dying vineyard on its last harvest.

He toiled every day since to make it flourish and it had. He knocked the old home down and rebuilt it to accommodate his family. He wasn’t wealthy but he was happy.

“Adrian…”

Turning his head at the call, he sees his wife, Samantha, approaching. Briefly, the memory of their wedding at the vineyard overlaps with the present. She smiled at him then just as she does now. And he knows his decision is correct.

It is time to start a new life where she can regain her vibrant nature that had waned over the years.

“Let’s go, love.” She nods as he takes her hand and head towards the pickup where their children awaits.

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8 thoughts on “Endings and Beginnings

  1. I like the fluency of your thoughts here. The beginning of the story is strong and I love this sentence
    A dying vineyard on its last harvest.
    I have a feeling that the narrator is a person of thankful heart and all he loves his family. Am I right? 🙂
    I’m confused about his decision to start a new life. Maybe I’m missed something!
    All in all I love this piece 🙂

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  2. Wonderful sweet story and nicely done! In case I have welcomed you (and if I have, forgive me for doing it twice), Welcome to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers! We are happy you have joined us and hope you have fun and want to continue participating. Peace ❤

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  3. Very nicely written. I like the way the story plays out, from their wedding day to the time they knew they must leave. ‘Endings and Beginnings’ is a very appropriate title for an enduring love story …

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