This weeks contribution to the continually addictive Friday Fictioneers. A 100 words (give or take) of flash fiction based on the weekly photo prompt. Follow the link and join the party, I think there might be sausage rolls.



Somebody once told me that strength comes from knowing when to let go. I can’t remember who it was or where we were when they said it. I can’t remember the time or the place not even the voice or the face.

It’s funny how words can watermark your soul, forever imprinted, yet faces or voices can disappear into the ether. Like the early morning dew that fades with the sun or the cotton candy mist on a cold winter’s morn that seeps beneath the earth, forgotten and unnoticed.

I try to remember who it was, but I can’t. Perhaps they let me go.

33 thoughts on “Who?

  1. I agree with Dawn. Another wow, Helen. I like this thought of the other person letting go which results in someone else letting something go. Interesting concept!

  2. Dear Helen,

    A thoughtful, well written piece of introspection. Beautiful descriptions to go along with your musings on the impermanence of memory. Well done.



  3. Amazing! I was going to pick out certain phrases for special praise but then realised I loved it all.

    Also, I can report back that there are NO sausage rolls. I think someone already ate them all 😦 They were very tasty 🙂

  4. I, too, am evidently late for the sausage rolls. Drat! However, your story was more than enough reward and fed my soul, rather than my body, which may be just as well after all. My favorite bit, other than the last line, was “words can watermark your soul.” That watermark isn’t always a lovely one, either.


  5. Ah, but don’t let go of everything or you’ll be left strong but lonely.
    Lovely writing – a wise old message in a piece with youthful flow and bounce! Quite a combination.

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