FFfAW: Burden

Credit: momtheobscure

This had been her fifth rejection letter. Samantha sighed and felt herself reflexively tearing up and as quickly tried to brush the teardrops away. She prided herself as someone emotionally strong and didn’t want Jerry seeing her at her weakest.

When he entered the room Samantha was her usual cheery self but after seven years of marriage, Jerry could always tell. He knew when to give her space and now was not that time.

“You don’t need to cry alone honey,” he said softly, putting his arms around her.

Her instinct was to bury her face in his shoulders but she feigned an angry glare to control herself breaking down.

“So you’re fine with me crying?!” she snapped.

Jerry smiled and kissed her on the forehead.

“Only when you really feel like, but always with me to help carry the weight of your emotions.”

Gratefully melting into his warm embrace, Samantha gladly pushed her ego aside and let the man she had rightly chosen to spend the rest of her life with, alleviate her sorrow.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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32 Responses to FFfAW: Burden

  1. Awww, this is so sweet! I love it! Great story!

  2. Jenn says:

    Awww, I’ve been there. As a writer, you learn to get used to rejection, but every once and a while it breaks you. So important to have a good support system.

  3. jademwong says:

    That’s the definition of a lasting marriage 🙂 I hope the main character hangs in there and I hope her husband will always be there to wipe away the tears.

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Great symbolic use of the prompt picture. Nice she has adependable guy who doesn’t mind her crying sometimes.

  5. Michael says:

    What a beautiful place to be in knowing there was someone to alleviate your sorrow, excellent piece SW….

  6. maria says:

    Awweee!! She doesn’t have to face her troubles alone… Such a sweet take, S! ❤

  7. Deb says:

    Loved this. So beautiful. Egos sometimes need to be pushed aside.

  8. Lyn says:

    What a lovely interpretation of the prompt!

  9. luckyjc007 says:

    Beautiful love story. She is fortunate to have his support and understanding and knows when to be there for her. And, it’s wonderful that she recognizes that and loves him for it.

  10. draliman says:

    Sweet, she has a good ‘un there!

  11. This was lovely and uplifting!

  12. afairymind says:

    Having someone to share the burden is the most important thing in a relationship. 🙂 A lovely story.

  13. There’s nothing like having someone to share a burden with. Definitely lightens the bearer.

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