She Doesn’t Need It Anymore

July 4, 2018 at 11:49 am 35 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 6 July 2018

J Hardy Carroll

Photo Credit: J Hardy Carroll
 
It was fun night at the Golden Gate Park. A large crowd was enjoying local bands performing old rock music from the 70s.

All of a sudden, shots rang out. Everyone ran for cover.

Emily tried to follow suit but she was unable to. She felt something hit her and she fell to the ground.

When she came to, Emily found herself being comforted by a familiar figure from the past.

“Grandma, is that really you? Where am I?”

“I need to go back and pick up my prosthetic leg.”

“Hon, you’re in heaven now. You don’t need it anymore.”
 

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35 Comments Add your own

  • 1. prior..  |  July 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    sad, sad, sad…

    but felt realistic with how the shootings pop up these days

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  July 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      prior:

      sadly, it’s a sign of the times.

      Reply
  • 4. James Pyles  |  July 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    The good news is you don’t need your prosthetic leg anymore. The bad news is you’re dead. The good news is you’re in Heaven. I guess it worked out.

    Reply
    • 5. plaridel  |  July 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      james:

      it’s a mixed bag, indeed. under the circumstances, it could have been best outcome for her.

      Reply
  • 6. Dale  |  July 4, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Oh… was not expecting that… so heartbreaking…

    Reply
  • 8. Iain Kelly  |  July 5, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Another tragedy, another headline, and nothing changes. Sad times.

    Reply
    • 9. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      iain:

      sadly, when will humanity even learns?

      Reply
  • 10. anuragbakhshi  |  July 5, 2018 at 3:39 am

    So sad.

    Reply
    • 11. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      anurag:

      if anything, she’s in good hands now.

      Reply
  • 12. draliman  |  July 5, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Oh dear. At least there was a familiar face waiting for her up there.

    Reply
    • 13. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      draliman:

      grandma will take care of her for sure.

      Reply
  • 14. Liz Young  |  July 5, 2018 at 8:23 am

    That was a quick and merciful death.

    Reply
    • 15. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      liz:

      yes, it could have been a vegetable for life.

      Reply
  • 16. Jelli  |  July 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Sad… yet good. Good write and a nightmarish incident to go with.

    Reply
    • 17. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      jelli:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 18. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  July 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Alas … it’s the weakest they get… but maybe a blessing to be with her past.

    Reply
    • 19. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      björn:

      these shooters are cowards. they target only the weak and those who can’t fight back.

      Reply
  • 20. Russell Gayer  |  July 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    What a terrible way to go, but at least she ended up in the right place. They tell me heaven is beautiful this time of year, or any time of year for that matter.

    Reply
    • 21. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      russell:

      i guess sooner or later we’ll also find out. 🙂

      Reply
  • 22. lisarey1990  |  July 5, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Very emotive. Great write.

    Reply
    • 23. plaridel  |  July 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      lisa:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 24. Keith's Ramblings  |  July 6, 2018 at 1:59 am

    She’s gone to a better place. Excellent

    Click to read my FriFic tale

    Reply
    • 25. plaridel  |  July 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

      keith:

      thank you for the kind comment.

      Reply
  • 26. michaelwynnauthor  |  July 6, 2018 at 7:50 am

    That’s a very sad little vignette but at least where she’s gone she’s cast off all her pain and has no need of the prosthetic

    Reply
    • 27. plaridel  |  July 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

      mick:

      it’s true, indeed.

      Reply
  • 28. pennygadd51  |  July 6, 2018 at 8:03 am

    That’s a well written story, and an imaginative take on the prompt.

    Reply
    • 29. plaridel  |  July 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

      penny:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 30. jillyfunnell  |  July 6, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    So poignant, a very different take. Bittersweet.

    Reply
    • 31. plaridel  |  July 7, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      jilly:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 32. rochellewisoff  |  July 7, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    All too timely. It’s sweet that her grandmother welcomed her to heaven.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS On a technical writing note, “Everyone started running…” could be strengthened by changing it to “Everyone ran for cover.” Your call and not of utmost importance. (You do save a word that way. 😉 )

    Reply
    • 33. plaridel  |  July 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      rochelle:

      thank you. corrected as we speak. i always trusted your judgment. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. Sarah Ann  |  July 9, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Bittersweet in that she was greeted by someone who loved her, to a place she went far too soon.

    Reply
    • 35. plaridel  |  July 9, 2018 at 10:35 am

      sarah:

      she was indeed lucky considering.

      Reply

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