Friday Fictioneers – Dick and Nora

Photo courtesy - Kent Bonham

Photo courtesy – Kent Bonham

Dick and Nora

Word count: Ā 102

She wanted to go to the marketplace, and how could he deny her? Thankfully, the ascent wasn’t too steep but it sure looked like it went on forever. Dick swung Nora’s wheelchair to face the path. He leaned around and his heart melted; she was smiling. She rarely smiled; only did so when they had company back home. He stifled regret at the passing of time, and the bitter hand that life had dealt them.

Dick pushed his ailing wife slowly, so that she could enjoy the surroundings. His heart ached; this would be their last holiday together.

He would miss Nora.



23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Dick and Nora

  1. A deep sadness here, but with warmth. The smile that his wife had, that felt sweet to read. Obvious there is a great deal of love in this couple. Which, of course, makes the last sentence so sad.

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