FFftPP: Circumstance

Her overwhelming guilt forced Eliza to contemplate swallowing a trembling fistful of pills.

Her sister should be wearing this silk and organza wedding gown, not her. Jason had been engaged to Lacy for a wonderful five months before the accident.

How Eliza wished she’d never handed over the car keys to Lacy but she’d insisted her younger sister go buy snacks for their sibling movie night. Now Lacy was dead and Eliza was the one marrying Jason. This too was something she hadn’t planned but remorse compelled her to go out of the way to take care of Lacy’s devastated fiance and she was horrified the moment she realized that she’d actually fallen for him, as he had her.

As shivering hands met her mouth, her eyes widened in shock as the ghostly figure of her sister appeared in the front mirror.

“Eliza, don’t blame yourself,” she whispered. “I’m glad you and Jason have found each other, please take care of him. I love you, always.”

Tears trickled down Eliza’s cheeks. How desperately she’d waited to hear these words, convinced she never would, not in this lifetime.

Hands raised in farewell, both sisters smiled a final goodbye, in this lifetime.

For Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

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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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14 Responses to FFftPP: Circumstance

  1. jademwong says:

    Heartbreaking but I love that you ended it on a hopeful note. Beautiful story.

  2. Singledust says:

    Such a sweet story that her love got to live to on through her sister.

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Love the paranormal element that allows Eliza to find peace marrying Lacy’s fiancé Jason. Happy Eliza and Jason love each other too. Things don’t always work out in life, but sometimes in not working out, things do work out; if you get what I’m trying to say. Lol.

  4. What a heartbreakingly beautiful story.

  5. Lynn Love says:

    That’s very sweet. So far I’d only read creepy or unnerving stories for this prompt – and I’d written a creepy one too! So it’s nice to read one that’s sweet and loving and filled with reconciliation. Nice story 🙂

  6. AJ.Dixon says:

    Creepiness, guilt, heart-ache and a touching goodbye…this story has it all! 😄 Wow, so much in so few words! Very impressive, well done!

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