SPF: Rekindled Love

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“Come on dear, I’m sure you’ll love this story!” Dad smiled at Belinda.

As usual, she just shrugged him off.

Dad looked crestfallen and Mum patted him comfortingly on the shoulder.

“Never mind hon, I’m sure she’ll rediscover the magic of reading again soon.”

Belinda had been an avid reader when she was a teenager, but somehow her thirst for books had ceased over time.

Books lined the shelves in Dad’s study and he’d hoped that one day, both father and daughter could sit together and discuss all that they’d read.

A month later, Dad was rushed to hospital. The doctor said that the attack had been so severe, that he was now in a coma.

A tearful Belinda packed a box of books from Dad’s study. She read to him every single day.

The right of your father is that you know that he is your root, Belinda read softly, and suddenly her eyes welled up. How could she have ignored the beautiful and diverse collection of books her father had acquired over the years?

“I’ve always marveled at this writer,” whispered a hoarse voice.

Belinda jumped up and rushed to Dad’s side.

A few weeks later, Dad was back home and Belinda spent every second she could spare, reading with him in his study.

For Sunday Photo Fiction


The right of your father is that you know that he is your root
– Treatise on Rights, by Imam Zain ul Abideen

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20 Responses to SPF: Rekindled Love

  1. kaffe325 says:

    This is beautiful! It’s my greatest hope that my child shares my love of reading and literature, and never loses the passion!

  2. Delyn Merce says:

    Wow, thank God for 2nd chances–Beautiful!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Glad this had a happy outcome – hope that’s not what it takes to get my kids into reading! Nice one 🙂

  4. What a delightful and heart-warming tale -. the power of the written word.

    …about my very first book!

  5. That’s awesome. I love it. The love of a father and daughter and books.

  6. luckyjc007 says:

    A wonderful story. It’s great that her father has spent the time sharing the love of books with her. One day she will probably do the same for her child.

  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful story. I love that Belinda rediscovered reading and what’s important in life, spending time with the ones we love, who won’t be here forever.

  8. magarisa says:

    Touching, beautifully written story.

  9. Felicia Hf says:

    Beautiful story! I’m glad she rediscovered her love for reading and her father survived his coma.

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