Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!
Get Well Soon!
The helium balloon nodded in the gentle breeze from a fan.
‘Get well soon!’
Liz Nightingale’s eyelids drifted open. She saw the garish good wishes and smiled; she and her grandson, Oliver, had always shared a taste for irony.
Her phone was ringing but Liz didn’t have the strength to answer. The nurse noticed and held the phone where Liz could see it.
There on the screen was a new born baby, protesting her first breaths.
‘We’re calling her Liz, after you,’ said Oliver.
Liz smiled. Her first great-grandchild, and so beautiful.
Gently, with no fuss, her heart stopped beating.