Forgiveness

November 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm 38 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 November 2016

Björn Rudberg
Photo Credit: Björn Rudberg

Donald was the love of her life. When he left her, she felt abandoned like a cello gathering dust.

Henrietta thought Donald was gone for good until he congratulated her for winning the lottery.

Dinner together brought back happy memories. Donald tugged at Henrietta’s heartstrings and played her like a virtuoso.

“If you have the capacity to forgive,” he said, “I want us to start over.”

Forgiveness cannot change the past, but it can change the future.

For Henrietta, being reminded by a quote from Fulkerson made the decision easier.

When Donald squeezed her hand, Henrietta squeezed his in return.

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38 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sandra  |  November 17, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Oh dear! No ulterior motive, of course.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      sandra:

      he wants her to believe it’s for real.

      Reply
  • 3. draliman  |  November 17, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Ha – “Forgiveness cannot change the past, but it can change the future.” – so can a shed load of money!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      draliman:

      even the devil will quote the bible if it suits his purposes.

      Reply
  • 5. Iain Kelly  |  November 17, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I hope Henrietta doesn’t fall for this! I bet Donald is kicking himself for leaving, but money isn’t everything! Nice use of the prompt.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      iain:

      as things are going, she’s falling hard for him. 😦

      Reply
  • 7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:38 am

    I would never trust anyone like that… but I think forgiveness will change the future… alas for Henrietta

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    • 8. plaridel  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      björn:

      i agree. he’s only after the money.

      Reply
  • 9. Ann GrubbsnCritters  |  November 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    he is such an ass! :p

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    • 10. plaridel  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      ann:

      he looks like it.

      Reply
  • 11. Dale  |  November 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Run away, Henrietta! He’s no good!!!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      dale:

      don’t you wish she can hear you?

      Reply
      • 13. Dale  |  November 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm

        Yes!!

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        • 14. plaridel  |  November 18, 2016 at 9:28 am

          dale:

          great!

          Reply
  • 15. Sascha Darlington  |  November 17, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    lol…you certainly got a rise from your readers. I wished for her to be wise, but alas it’s so frequently not so. Good job!

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    • 16. plaridel  |  November 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

      sascha:

      perhaps, she’s just leading him on. 🙂

      Reply
      • 17. Sascha Darlington  |  November 18, 2016 at 10:12 am

        There is that. That’s hopeful! 🙂

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        • 18. plaridel  |  November 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

          sascha:

          she’s probably smarter than we think. 🙂

          Reply
  • 19. Rowena  |  November 18, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Run, Henrietta! Run!
    Well done. Want to grab him by the throat sleezoid!

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    • 20. plaridel  |  November 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

      rowena:

      better still, she can excuse herself to go to the bathroom and never come back leaving him to pay the bill. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover  |  November 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I echo Rowena – run, Henrietta, run. Very creative take on the prompt.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  November 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Life Lessons of a Dog Lover:

      netter still, she should throw him under the bus.

      Reply
  • 23. rochellewisoff  |  November 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Methinks that Donald is what is known as a gold digger. Run, Henrietta, here lies danger…and the wolf!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 24. plaridel  |  November 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      rochelle:

      i agree. he’s every mother’s nightmare.

      Reply
  • 25. aliciajamtaas  |  November 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I want to call a snake a snake. Shall I?

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    • 26. plaridel  |  November 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      alicia:

      that’s about right. a big one, too.

      Reply
  • 27. rgayer55  |  November 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    A fool and her money are soon parted.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  November 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      russell:

      it looks that way.

      Reply
  • 29. wmqcolby  |  November 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I say she didn’t squeeze his hand but used her knee and aimed lower. After all, a fool and his money are soon parted.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  November 19, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      kent:

      a knee for this guy having the balls to show up after all these years. that should be a better ending. 🙂

      Reply
  • 31. gahlearner  |  November 21, 2016 at 9:19 am

    It must come with the name. I’d laugh if I wasn’t so sorry for her.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  November 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      gahlearner:

      his name didn’t come out of the blue. it was intentional on my part. 🙂

      Reply
  • 33. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  November 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Men with money are typically easier to forgive. 😉

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    • 34. plaridel  |  November 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      dawn:

      women, too, i suppose. 🙂

      Reply
  • 35. Michael Wynn  |  November 22, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Surely she won’t fall for it, she’s not having him back is she?

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    • 36. plaridel  |  November 23, 2016 at 9:14 am

      michael:

      i think she’s smarter than he gives her credit for. 🙂

      Reply
  • 37. patriciaruthsusan  |  November 23, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I’d be suspicious of someone who only came back after I won a lottery. I hope she’s made the right decision. Good writing, Plaridel. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • 38. plaridel  |  November 23, 2016 at 9:16 am

      suzanne:

      i totally agree.

      Reply

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