Sam walks through the day weighed down, as if being pulled to the grave with her.
She was the love of his life. Four children later came the diagnosis.
Sitting at the table, he reflects.
His little boy comes up behind him,
“Can I have a drink of water, daddy?”
Sam answers in a whisper, not trusting his voice to crack,
“Sure, I’ll be there shortly.”
Looking up, Sam notices a large spider in the window. She loved spiders.
“How will I survive without you?”
The answer comes as if the spider speaks,
One cup of water at a time.
“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story, using only 100 words, in response to a photo prompt. This week’s photo was provided by Victor and Sarah Potter. Other stories can be found here.