Sitting beside grandfather, he holds in his hand a photo from long ago. I listen as he revisits the past.
“I stood in line waiting. She was already on the ride. She looked like an angel, her face radiated pure joy. I had to meet her.”
The beeping of the machines brings us back to the present.
Grandmother lies unconscious. He gazes at her as if they are seventeen again.
Leaning over, he whispers in her ear.
“We’ll meet again, in the amusement park on the other side.”
She smiles. Taking a shallow breath, the beeping stops. She is gone.
“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 J. Hardy Carroll. Other stories can be found here.