Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Visual Dare 32: Undecided

Another new (well new to me) flash fiction contest! Of course I had to try this one. This also allowed me to delve into another story that has been marinating around in my brain for the past few weeks. Here's the site which has the prompt and the link to the other entries.


Elizabeth stared at the glass of water, more uncertain that she had ever been in her entire life.

She had a marriage that all of her friends envied, only to have that all taken away by a freak work-site accident. The love of her life now laid comatose in a local nursing home,  and had been that way for the past ten years.

The vows she swore were for better or for worse, right?  Was this the worse? The doctors said there was hardly any chance he would ever wake up, yet she still wore her ring.

Did she have a right to try for that kind of love twice?

Andrew made her feel like she did when she first met Daniel. It was more than just feeling attractive, there were strong mutual feelings involved. But, she was still another man’s wife.  Could it happen twice in one lifetime?

149 words 

Thanks for reading!


  1. That would be a very difficult situation. Well written.

  2. Very nice. You put the reader in Elizabeth's inner monologue very effectively. :-)

    editing: You've got an extra line after 'twice?'

    1. Thank you. :)

      Yes, it does look like I have an extra space there. I'm taking care of that now. Dang formatting (and lack of checking). LOL