Unseen Fall


Like a vibrant flower in full bloom, 2015 was my life’s blessed prolonged spring. We got our million-worth dream house. Most especially, we finally have our first born after five years of waiting. A blissful life season ends after the unseen 2016 fall.

My husband’s an animal rights advocate. I love and hate him for that. He avoided a stray cat on that fateful night, in exchange of his and our only baby’s lives. I survived, barely.

From a lovely blossoming bud my life’s now like the naked trees I overlooked outside my asylum’s window– alive but barely breathing quadriplegic.  

Word count: 100 words

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Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll

In response to Friday Fictioneers prompt for 08 April 2016.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly writing challenge hosted by the generous Fairy Blog-Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction.

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67 thoughts on “Unseen Fall”

    1. Thank you, PJ! I agree dear. This is sad but that’s what the photo’s impression on me. The naked trees felt so haunting. It’s like they are alive but barely breathing.


  1. Shocker ending and very tragic. She survived but she can’t even hold her own baby. And she’s in an asylum? Is she depressed too?

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      1. Oh, I see. We wouldn’t call it an asylum here. In my Grandma’s time, they called places where people with mental illnesses went asylums. A place for quadriplegics would be a care home or a Rehabilitation Centre. Hence, why I didn’t understand and thought she was depressed as well as quadriplegic 🙂

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      2. Oh sure. Let me know if I’m commenting too much. I didn’t comment much this week, took a break, so there were a bunch of pieces at once.

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  2. Oh what a tragic story. I had to read it three times before I dared comment. First, I had to let my heart stop racing and then I had to double check and make sure it was fiction. I didn’t want to compound such a tragedy with an insincere comment. Your poweful flash fiction caught me off gaurd and took my breath away. You are extremely talented and I enjoyed reading this post.
    Melissa Sugar

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    1. Oh my Melissa. Oh my.
      First of all, it was great meeting you (virtually). 🙂 I am always delighted to see new readers in my post.
      Second.. I am just so elated with you comment. Yes, this is fiction. But thank you for being such a sensitive reader. 🙂
      Third, I would love to know you and read you more too. 🙂

      Thank you!


  3. In less than a second life changed so much for her. Loved the bud to naked tree image. Not so sure about the term asylum, will have to think on that. But a real tragic story.

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