FFfAW: Second Chances

Credit: Footy and Foodie

She took in the hues of yellow and gold. She held her outstretched palms heavenward and felt the warm rays on her pale skin. She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply.

This was Liana’s very first sunrise.

She shielded her eyes and gazed at the gracefully parting clouds, as they made way for the emerging sunlight.

Liana clenched the arms of her wheelchair as fiercely as her frail hands were able.

This just might be her very last sunrise.

Bitterly she berated herself for wasting her life. How arrogantly she’d let her stubborn ways alienate family and friends. She’d ignored the little things in life and hadn’t even bothered to ever take in the beauty of a sunrise. Then, overnight it all changed and here she was, alone and helpless.

She’d not told anyone about the cancer. How could she have asked for support after her supercilious and indifferent attitude?

A week later the doctor told her she was in remission.

A grateful Liana spent the rest of her days making tearful phone calls and watching sunrises.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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18 Responses to FFfAW: Second Chances

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice that she got a second chance and didn’t waste it. Nicely done.

  2. Michael says:

    Well done SW and a second chance well used I would say.

  3. Excellent story! It took cancer to wake her up and show her what is really important in life. Thank goodness she got a second chance.

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    She got her second chance. I think it would be so amazing to find out your cancer is remission. Its something I wish for a few people suffering from it I know well. I’m glad she found that life is found in the people we love – our friends and relatives, in the beauty of nature and small moments. Wonderfully written.

    • swritings says:

      Thank you! Yes, she got her second chance which she made good use of. Life can be a real challenge and doesn’t work out as smoothly for all but I suppose we must never give up hope.

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    Glad she is in remission, and has a new mind set.

  6. sailajaP14 says:

    Phew. I’m glad she’s going to be ok. Nice work!

  7. Joyfrida says:

    glad she got a second chance 🙂

  8. A second chance, a new day and a new beginning. Very nicely done.

  9. Thank God for second chances.

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