Sunrise, Sunset

January 11, 2023 at 10:58 am 47 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 13 January 2023

Fleur Lind
Photo Credit: Fleur Lind

 
Growing up, her dad was a bit overprotective. When it was time to head off to college, he became very concerned.

“Are you sure, Pumpkin?” he asked. “You’ll be too far away I can’t be there in time in case you get into trouble.”

“Don’t worry, Dad, I can handle myself. I’m a big girl now.”

They witnessed a magnificent view while driving to the airport and looking out the window. For her dad, it was sunset and the end of a day that wouldnβ€˜t come back again. For her, it was sunrise and the freedom to spread her wings.
 

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47 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dorahak  |  January 11, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Two different perspectives as life moves on and worlds change. Nice snapshot in a 100.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  January 11, 2023 at 11:19 am

      dora:

      yes, it’s all about perspective. we see what we want to see.

      Reply
  • 3. neilmacdon  |  January 11, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Nice use of the sunset and its meaning

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    • 4. plaridel  |  January 11, 2023 at 6:38 pm

      neil:

      that’s what i thought right away as i looked at the photo prompt.

      Reply
  • 5. Iain Kelly  |  January 11, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    An ending and a beginning. Nicely done.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  January 11, 2023 at 6:38 pm

      iain:

      coming from you, i take it as a great compliment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 7. michael1148humphris  |  January 11, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Nicely done.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  January 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm

      michael:

      thank you for your kind comment.

      Reply
  • 9. Dawn M. Miller  |  January 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    A beautiful story and so true as to how us parents feel!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  January 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm

      dawn:

      glad you found it relatable.

      Reply
  • 11. SaaniaSparkle πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ  |  January 11, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful

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    • 12. plaridel  |  January 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm

      saania:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you for reading.

      Reply
  • 13. Mason Bushell  |  January 12, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Must be hard when the little ones grow big and fly away.
    Nice story!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  January 12, 2023 at 6:16 pm

      mason:

      i couldn’t agree more.

      Reply
  • 15. Danny James  |  January 12, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Different strokes, different folks.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  January 12, 2023 at 6:16 pm

      danny:

      true that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Bill  |  January 12, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Nicely done. Special day, but so is every day. πŸ™‚

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    • 18. plaridel  |  January 12, 2023 at 6:16 pm

      bill:

      i like the optimism in your comment very much. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  January 12, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Life moves on, it’s tough but things generally fall in to some sort of order! Good stuff this week sir

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    • 20. plaridel  |  January 12, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      shrawley:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. poetisatinta  |  January 13, 2023 at 5:00 am

    That captures just what its like – when we were young and then when our children fly off on their own, good take πŸ™‚

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 14, 2023 at 3:56 pm

      poetisatinta:

      such is life. πŸ™‚

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  • 23. Liz Young  |  January 13, 2023 at 8:40 am

    Letting them go is so hard.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  January 14, 2023 at 3:56 pm

      liz:

      yes, but we need to learn and let go. anyway, i find it difficult to post a comment in your blog. i wonder what i’m doing wrong.

      Reply
  • 25. Na'ama Yehuda  |  January 13, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Nice interpretation! πŸ™‚

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    • 26. plaridel  |  January 14, 2023 at 3:54 pm

      na’ama:

      Thank you for the generous comment. much appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 28. Tannille  |  January 14, 2023 at 12:30 am

    You captured the cycle of life beautifully.

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    • 29. plaridel  |  January 14, 2023 at 3:54 pm

      tannille:

      alright, alright! thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 30. granonine  |  January 14, 2023 at 8:31 am

    II remember so well putting my first child on an airplane. A new life for him, Both an ending and a beginning for me. t’s all in our perception, isn’t it?

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    • 31. plaridel  |  January 14, 2023 at 3:53 pm

      linda:

      exactly. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 32. Keith's Ramblings  |  January 14, 2023 at 9:11 am

    He’s very proud of her, I’m sure, and despite the miles, she’ll always have a place in his heart.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  January 14, 2023 at 3:53 pm

      keith:

      most definitely. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 34. starsinclayjars  |  January 14, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    Love this! So relatable! Well done.

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    • 35. plaridel  |  January 16, 2023 at 10:44 am

      starsinclayjars:

      i find your comment very encouraging. thank you very much.

      Reply
  • 36. GHLearner  |  January 15, 2023 at 5:42 am

    Dad will have to learn to let go. Lovely and true story.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  January 16, 2023 at 10:44 am

      gabi:

      he will have to for his own sanity.

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  • 38. msjadeli  |  January 15, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Good use of the sky in your story. A big day for each of them that they won’t forget.

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    • 39. plaridel  |  January 16, 2023 at 10:43 am

      msjadeli:

      sky is the limit indeed. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 40. rochellewisoff  |  January 16, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Poignant story, beautifully told.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 41. plaridel  |  January 16, 2023 at 10:43 am

      rochelle:

      thank you for reading and support. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 42. Brenda's Thoughts  |  January 16, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    That’s a lovely and sad story, having been in both positions at one time or another. Sweetly written, Plaridel.

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    • 43. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 1:16 pm

      brenda:

      thank you for reading and commenting as usual. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 44. authorfleurl  |  January 17, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Nicely done.

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    • 45. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 1:16 pm

      fleur:

      you just made my day. thank you. πŸ™‚

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      • 46. authorfleurl  |  January 19, 2023 at 1:50 pm

        Awww, that’s good! πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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        • 47. plaridel  |  January 19, 2023 at 11:17 pm

          fleur:

          you bet. πŸ™‚

          Reply

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