the family bell

February 20, 2014 at 9:01 am 27 comments

for friday fictioneers 100-word challenge 21 february 2014

david stewartphoto credit: david stewart

it was all that was left of khalid’s ancestral home, which was burned to the ground by rebels after killing his parents accused of being government sympathizers.

the family bell reminded raihana of the many happy occasions it rang like the morning after she and khalid spent the night together for the first time as husband and wife.

when khalid returned to the old country to bury his parents, he picked the bell from the ruins and took it back to america.

it was now hanging on their porch to honor his parents who might be gone but not forgotten.

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27 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kwadwo  |  February 20, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Touching.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  February 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      kwadwo:

      thank you for reading. deeply appreciate it.

      Reply
  • 3. Karen Whitelaw  |  February 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    That’s a lovely story, Plaridel.

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  February 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      karen:

      glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. sustainabilitea  |  February 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    What a lovely way to remember them, Plaridel.

    janet

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  February 21, 2014 at 8:52 am

      janet:

      he was a good son.

      Reply
  • 7. gentlestitches  |  February 21, 2014 at 1:34 am

    great story, deep. 🙂

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  February 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      gentlestitches:

      aw shucks! you’re very kind.

      Reply
  • 9. hugmamma  |  February 21, 2014 at 6:47 am

    love how the story evolves…from tragedy to loving memories

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  February 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      hugmamma:

      thank you for reading. i deeply appreciate your comment.

      Reply
  • 11. K.Z.  |  February 21, 2014 at 6:50 am

    a touching tale of remembrance.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  February 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      k.z.:

      that was the best he could do to preserve their memory.

      Reply
  • 13. silentlyheardonce  |  February 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    A touching story.

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  February 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      silentlyheardonce:

      thank you for the nice compliment.

      Reply
  • 15. patriciaruthsusan  |  February 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Well-written, interesting story of remembrance of family and carrying on of tradition.

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  February 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      patricia:

      what a great compliment coming from you.

      Reply
  • 17. rochellewisoff  |  February 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

    dear plaridel,

    a sweet way to remember his parents.

    shalom,

    rochelle

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  February 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

      rochelle:

      and, if i may add, the many happy memories associated with it.

      Reply
  • 19. atrm61  |  February 22, 2014 at 9:26 am

    What a beautiful story-a great way to remember one’s parents:-)

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  February 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

      atreyee:

      thank you for taking the time to read my story.

      Reply
      • 21. atrm61  |  February 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

        🙂

        Reply
  • 22. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  February 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    What a beautiful sentiment!

    Reply
    • 23. plaridel  |  February 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      dawn:

      thank you.

      Reply
  • 24. Indira  |  February 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Very nice, touching.

    Reply
    • 25. plaridel  |  February 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      indira:

      thank you.

      Reply
  • 26. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  February 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I like it quite a lot.. a bell would carry such strong memories.

    Reply
    • 27. plaridel  |  February 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      björn:

      that’s what I think, too.

      Reply

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