FFfAW: In Good Company

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Photo Credit: Ady

Every weekend, Old Man Henry would come shuffling to the park, leaning on his cane, settling down on the red wooden bench. Every weekend he’d snap at the kids playing nearby.

The ball almost hit me!Β 

Can’t you see an old man sitting here?

You’ll make me deaf with all your shouting!

Nothing seemed to placate him and finally the mothers just cautioned their children to stay far away from him as possible.

One weekend, a little girl came and sat by him on the bench. Henry glared down at her. She simply looked up and smiled shyly at him.

“Where are those birds flying off to?” she pointed to the sky.

“Err, they’re migrating South,” he said hesitantly, almost surprised at such a question.

“Go on and play!” he quickly continued.

She shook her head, “The doctor said I can’t, because of the medicine.”

Henry’s eyes softened and from that day on, Β little Gwen and Henry would meet every weekend and chat.

Old Man Henry soon forgot to grumble at the other kids nearby.


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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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34 Responses to FFfAW: In Good Company

  1. Awww, this is sweet! I love it. A little girl helped him to change his heart from bitter to kindness. Wonderful story!

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Very sweet story. It took a little girl to change his heart and be his friend. I feel sad she can’t play because of her medicine.

  3. The Voice says:

    Now that was nice. A well told tale of love blossoming from within a tired old shell. Well done.

  4. Alixa says:

    Such a heart-warming story! I like that they can find peace within each other’s company πŸ™‚

  5. Friendship is not bound by age limit. Great story! πŸ™‚

  6. Sometimes healing others helps us mend.

  7. Its such a lovely thing when an attitude and behaviour can be turned around by the presence of innocence. Beautifully done.

  8. nonnaci says:

    innocence melted his heart πŸ™‚

  9. afairymind says:

    A lovely story! Their friendship transcends the age barrier. πŸ™‚

  10. athling2001 says:

    How sweet. It funny how we meet friends in the strangest places.

  11. maria says:

    Awwe… he does have a soft heart after all. Lovely story, S! I’m glad they both found a good company with each other. πŸ™‚

  12. draliman says:

    Sweet! A little girl’s smile…

  13. rogershipp says:

    A grand story of kindnesses rewarded! Loved it!

  14. Well, someone became less grumpy. Nice πŸ™‚

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