Lost and Found
I love you.
That day, when he had uttered those magical words, she had been unable to respond.
But as the maid hung out the washing, she was glad her parents had rejected his marriage proposal.
She looked out into the horizon.
He was somewhere beyond the mountains, still struggling to eke out a decent living.
While she had everything, a good home, family and material comfort – what more could a girl ask for?
If only her husband could touch her heart, make it thud, like he had.
I love you, she whispered to the winds.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thank you to Rochelle for hosting this inspiring challenge and Danny Bowman for the amazing photo that prompted the stories to write themselves. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.