SPF: Life Notes

157-05-may-22nd-2016

Life Notes

Words 200

“Cheers!” They clinked glasses of preferred poisons.

“When did we last meet?” Priya asked.

“Rhea’s wedding.” Molly winked at Priya as she raised her glass in a toast to Rhea. “So Rhea, did our advice help?”

They giggled at her blank look.

“The birds and the bees.” Priya prodded.

“Oh please!” Rhea smacked her forehead. “Couldn’t you girls have given me some better advice?”

“Like what?”

“Like how disastrous it is to have a joint bank account with your spouse.” Rhea shuddered. “If only someone had told me to keep our accounts separate.”

“Money sweeter than honey.” Molly giggled.

Priya poked Molly. “What would you have done differently?”

“I would’ve prayed harder for my children to ignore me.”

They stared.

“When my children left home and promptly forgot about me, I was devastated.” Molly said. “After several tragedies, broken hearts and late night calls I realized the harsh fact of life.” She grinned. “If your loved ones don’t miss you, they are in a happy place.”

“Your turn.” They looked at Priya.

“I would’ve stayed connected.” Priya looked at them. “I would’ve stolen some time for my friends.” She swallowed. “Invested more in myself, my constant and often only companion.”

***

This photo prompt was one of my earliest (second or perhaps the third) attempts at flash fiction. You can read it here if you wish and let me know which one you prefer – if at all!

Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting the challenge and the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.

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Dahlia

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13 thoughts on “SPF: Life Notes”

  1. Who cares to think deeply about future when a person is busy bringing up a family. No one is prepared for the life after the family is grown up and gone.That’s life.
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. Honestly dont know what to say sometimes words do fail you, but felt so sad after reading it…i can feel the depth and the emotion behind it…

    Like

  3. Ahhh, I recognised this pic as having seen earlier in your blog…. then I read your note and I gave a pat my back, hehee 😇 Not bad, right… after so many months and stilllll 😜
    Hmm, “the birds and the bees”???
    There are always “ifs” and “buts” at every step of our life…. if only we knew how to do everything right, then how do we learn anything… ufff, too much philosophy hajam nahi ho raha hai 😜

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