It’s Alright

January 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm 39 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 January 2016

Amy Reese
Photo Credit: Amy Reese

On their 40th wedding anniversary, Rob and Ellie went back to Cinque Terra where they first met. On the steep climb to Vernazza, Ellie slipped and bumped her head. She ended in a coma.

It would take a miracle for Ellie to survive, the doctor said. If somebody could, Rob was convinced, it would be Ellie. She was a fighter. She wouldn’t give up for him and the family. At the same time, it was unbearable seeing her on life support.

“Honey, it’s alright,” he finally whispered, holding her hand. “It’s alright to go. I’ll be right there behind you.”

 

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39 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aysabaw  |  January 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Nice story and nice song 🙂

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    • 2. plaridel  |  January 14, 2016 at 9:34 am

      aysabaw:

      it was inspired by the picture prompt and the song. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. FabricatingFiction  |  January 13, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Very touching.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  January 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

      louise:

      it was heartbreaking.

      Reply
  • 5. Sandra  |  January 14, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Aww. A poignant tale.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  January 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

      sandra:

      i know.

      Reply
  • 7. draliman  |  January 14, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Hopefully Rob’s faith will be rewarded.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  January 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

      draliman:

      i’m afraid she died. too many details removed to fit the 100-word limit.

      Reply
  • 9. ansumani  |  January 14, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Sad tale. Well written.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  January 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      ansumani:

      i appreciate the positive comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  January 14, 2016 at 11:52 am

    This is so devastating… I hope she still makes it…

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    • 12. plaridel  |  January 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      björn:

      it was hope against hope and she didn’t make it.

      Reply
  • 13. aliciajamtaas  |  January 14, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Well, that’s a sad tale. Very well done in 100 words.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  January 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      alicia:

      i let the song say the rest of the story to fit the 100-word limit. if you listen to the song accompanying the story, you’d know what i mean. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. rochellewisoff  |  January 15, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Beautifully written story. How fragile our lives are. The last line goes straight for the heart.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 18. plaridel  |  January 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      rochelle:

      so much had left out, but i’m glad it still made sense to you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. rgayer55  |  January 15, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Connie and I just had our 41st anniversary on Monday. Good thing I didn’t take her anywhere. 🙂

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    • 20. plaridel  |  January 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      russell:

      my congratulations and best wishes.

      Reply
  • 21. gahlearner  |  January 15, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Soi sad, very moving. Beautiful story.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      gahlearner:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 23. liz young  |  January 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    So sad, well done.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  January 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      liz:

      thank you for the compliment. deeply appreciated.

      Reply
  • 25. Alice Audrey  |  January 15, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    If I were her, that isn’t what I would want to hear.

    Great story. Come see mine here.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  January 16, 2016 at 10:24 am

      alice:

      good thought.

      Reply
  • 27. Amy Reese  |  January 15, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Oh, how terribly sad, especially due to the timing of the fall. Time flies so hopefully they will be together again soon. Nice one, Plaridel.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  January 16, 2016 at 10:23 am

      amy:

      thank you for the picture prompt that made the story possible.

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      • 29. Amy Reese  |  January 16, 2016 at 5:10 pm

        I’m pleased to hear that, Plaridel. I’m glad it inspired you!

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        • 30. plaridel  |  January 18, 2016 at 10:54 am

          amy:

          the picture is worth more than 1,000 ..er, 100 words. 🙂

          Reply
  • 32. lifeconfusions  |  January 16, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Awwh man…it’s never easy to lose someone. I love the way you can capture such heartfelt stories in so little words, beautifully done Plaridel 🙂

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    • 33. plaridel  |  January 16, 2016 at 10:23 am

      zee:

      a heartfelt thanks for taking the time to read.

      Reply
  • 34. patriciaruthsusan  |  January 19, 2016 at 3:30 am

    It seems he’s beginning to understand she might not make it. It’s very sad. With many older couples, one dies and the other isn’t far behind. I guess you could call it dying of heartbreak. Well done, Plaridel. — Suzanne

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    • 35. plaridel  |  January 19, 2016 at 11:03 am

      suzanne:

      such is life.

      Reply
  • 36. Dale  |  January 19, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Oh the tragedy. Life is fleeting.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  January 19, 2016 at 11:04 am

      dale:

      such is the fate of us mortals…

      Reply
  • 38. Isabel Guider  |  September 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Nice publish.

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    • 39. plaridel  |  September 29, 2017 at 9:28 am

      isabel:

      thank you. it was nice of you to say that.

      Reply

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